Islamabad, July 11, 2014 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review the progress of the projects under the Pak China Economic corridor at Prime Minister House today. PM was briefed by Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning about the Development Projects undertaken under the auspices of Chinese companies.
The Meeting was also attended by Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance, Mr. Khwaja Asif, Minister for Water and Power, Mr. Khwaja Saad Rafiq, Minister for Railways, Mr.Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab,
Mr. Tariq Fatemi, SAPM on Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Nargis Sethi, Secretary Water and Power, Mr. Hassan Nawaz Tarar, Secretary Planning, Mr. Saleem Sethi, Secretary EAD and Mr. Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, Secretary Communication
Chief Minister Punjab said that the Chinese collaboration in the development projects is a catalyst in expediting the process of development in the country. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal briefed the Prime Minster that all out efforts will be taken to complete the development projects in the span of 3 years that includes Port Qasim Power Plant of 660 MW, Coal fired Power Plant of 1260 MW in Sahiwal, Wind Power Project of 250 MW in Gharo and 660 MW coal fired Project in Thar.
Prime Minister was also told that timely review and Time Line Matrix of the respective Projects have been formulated. China and Pakistan are mutually agreed to follow the timeline so that all the projects are completed as soon as possible. PM was told by Mr. Ahsan Iqbal.
While discussing the Gaddani Power Project, Prime Minister directed to expedite the work on Jetty at Gaddani on priority basis. “These projects will end the Load shedding in Pakistan and bring new industries in the country. China is an earnest trading partner of Pakistan and her cooperation would yield economic benefits in the country”. PM said.
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