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Prime Minister appreciates Chinese investment in energy sector, especially Gadani Power Park

Lahore, May 24, 2014 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that attractive tariff for coal fired power plants has drawn investors from the world to invest in the power projects in Pakistan. PM also appreciated Chinese investment in energy sector and especially Gadani Power Park.

Prime Minister said this in a meeting to review the pace of work on Gadani power project in Lahore. During the meeting PM also gave approval for two additional coal fired power plants to be constructed by the Government of Pakistan in Gadani in IPP mode. Sufficient Funds be allocated for these projects in the PSDP, PM directed.

Earlier the PM was given a detailed briefing on the status of the project. He was told that the feasibility study of the infrastructure installation will be completed by end of June which includes geo-technical investigation, water resource survey, jetty break water and cooling water intake system. The environment impact system study will be completed by 30th of June.

PM was told that the work on land leveling and grading on the site will start within three weeks and be completed in 3 months. PM was also briefed that the coal handling and conveying system infrastructure will be installed in 22 months. Similarly jetty break water and allied infrastructure will be completed in 32 months.

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Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
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