Qatari, Chinese companies to install four coal-based 2,600 MW power plants: PM

Nov 06, 2013| Courtesy by : APP

ISLAMABAD, Nov 5 (APP): Qatari and Chinese companies will jointly install four coal-based power plants at Gaddani (Balochistan) and Port Qasim, generating a total of 2,600 megawatts cheap electricity in Pakistan.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif welcomed the investment in energy sector during a meeting with the Qatari and Chinese delegations, which called on him here at the Prime Minister House  on Tuesday .
The Prime Minister said that two projects, each one of 660 MW, would be set up at Gaddani and two at Port Qasim. Welcoming the Qatari and Chinese delegations, the Prime Minister expressed his pleasure over foreign investment in power projects in Pakistan, which is facing acute energy crisis and the completion of these projects, he said, would go a long way to overcome the problem.
The Prime Minister said that for the time being imported coal would be used in the projects till Pakistan’s coal was ready for mining.
He assured the delegations that the government would provide full assistance in commissioning of the projects.