Lahore, July 03, 2017 (PPI-OT):Administrator National Energy Administration China and Vice Chairman National Development and Reform Commission Nur Bekri has said that Sahiwal Coal Power Project has been completed in a record period of time due to tremendous cooperation and support of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. A new history has been written in the whole world; he added and told that joint collaboration on energy projects with Pakistan including the Punjab would continue, assuring that they are always available to fulfill the energy needs of Pakistan. He was addressing the special ceremony held in connection with completion of 1320-megawatt Sahiwal Coal Power Plant in Sahiwal today.
He said that he is happy to be in Sahiwal adding that new avenues of cooperation have been opened between Pakistan and China and a lot of success has been achieved in this regard. Our services are available for energy projects to our Pakistani brethren, he added. Work on more than 8000-megawatt energy projects is in progress under the CPEC and completion of these projects would help to fulfill the energy needs of the country. There is no doubt that Sahiwal Coal Power Project depicts this passion as this project will play an important role in overcoming energy crisis. He said that unprecedented work was done under the leadership of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sahiwal Coal Power Project and due to personal interest of Shehbaz Sharif this project has been completed many months before the deadline.
He said that they would continue to jointly work with the government of Pakistan to move further on energy projects and many more achievements would be gained. He said that the completion of these projects would help to fulfill the electricity needs and the quality of life of the people would also be improved. Chairman Huaneng Group of China Cao Peixi said that completion of Sahiwal Coal Power Project in a period of 22 months is a golden achievement and credit goes to Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his whole team who have completed this project with their continued hard work, passion and commitment.
He said that Pakistan and China have been working jointly in different sectors including energy sector and the transparent and speedy completion of Sahiwal Coal Power Project is a symbol of friendship of both the countries. He said that international standard steps have been taken for the protection of environment in Sahiwal Coal Power Project and latest technology has been utilized in this plant. He added that this project is a symbol of growing cooperation between Pakistan and China. He said that Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif got this project completed with continued hard work and fulfilled the promise of removing darkness by showing exemplary performance which is a unusual thing.
He said that all steps of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif are meant for welfare and prosperity of the people. Huaneng Group would continue to extend cooperation to Pakistan and Punjab in future as well. Chief Executive Officer of Sahiwal Coal Power Project Song Taiji said that completion of Sahiwal Coal Power Project in a record period of 22 months is a major milestone and Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has painstakingly worked very hard for the completion of this project. The international standards with regard to environment have also been fulfilled in this project, he added.
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