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Port Qasim power plant to start generation this month

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 26 (APP):China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Project Director, Hassan Dawood Butt said Monday that 660 megawatt electricity would be added in the national grid from Port Qasim plant during current month.

Talking to APP he said, First unit of the Karachi Port Qasim added 660 megawatt electricity in the national grid station, while its second unit will start generation of 660 megawatt during the current month.

Work on all the CPEC power projects is in full swing, till date about 10,400 mw electricity has been added in the system , he added.

He said Sahiwal power plant having installed capacity of 1,320 MW and Port Qasim power project were the important projects under the CPEC.

The project director said that world super environment-friendly technology had been used in the Port Qasim project.

He said around 3,500 Pakistani workers along with 120 technical and mechanical engineers were performing duties in the project.We are hoping that the strength of the technical and mechanical engineers will reach 450, he added.

He said China’s huge investment had also encouraged foreign investors to invest in Pakistan. He said in the second phase under CPEC, work on hydro projects had been started.

He expressed the hope that after overcoming of energy shortfall, the country�s industries would progress and create thousands of jobs for youth.

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