300MW Gwadar Power Plant will be inaugurated in November. Chairman National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) will perform the groundbreaking of 300 MW coal-based power plant next month. NDRC Chairman will also visit Pakistan’s biggest airport, Gwadar International Airport.
NDRC Chairman to perform groundbreaking of 300MW Gwadar Power Plant
300 MW Gwadar Power Plant is set to be inaugurated by Chairman NDRC and establishment of 300MW Power Plant is crucial to make Gwadar self-sufficient in electricity. Currently Gwadar is relying on 100MW imported electricity from Iran. Plan of connecting Gwadar and Makran with country’s national grid is already underway.
Zafar Hassan, Secretary Planning Development and Reforms informed that Meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of CPEC is scheduled in the first week of November. Chairman of National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) will come to attend the JCC meeting.
Chairman NDRC will also visit Gwadar International Airport which will be the biggest airport of Pakistan. He would assess the development work going on Gwadar International Airport. JCC would also consider projects such as ML-1, SEZs, Karachi Circular Railways, Kohala Hydro project and Azad Pattan Hydro project.
CPEC making Pakistan an Energy Independent Country
Pakistan is emerging into an energy independent country under CPEC energy portfolio and its essential for its economic prosperity and infrastructure growth. Recently Gwadar Pro media network reported that CPEC’s 13 energy projects are developing rapidly.
With the landmark 1,320 MW CPHG Power Plant under CPEC, Pakistan will soon achieve energy independence. Pakistan energy production capacity is rising and under the first phase of CPEC, 17 out of total 39 Earlier Harvest Projects (EHP) with the value of $34 billion were allocated to energy sectors.
Coal-based power plants are given priority as 10 of 19 energy EHPs are based on coal fuel which has so far added 4666MW to 5000 MW electricity into Pakistan’s national grid. So far numerous coal fired energy projects are completed and became functional under CPEC but hasn’t achieved much exposure for being infamous.
Some of completed CPEC coal fired energy projects are Hubco Coal Power Plant, Port Qasim Coal-fired Power Plant, Sahiwal Coal-Fired Power Plant, Engro Thar Coal-fired Power Plant and Surfice Mine in Block II of Thar Coal Field, Dawood Wind Farm, Quaid-i-Azam Solar, UEP Wind Farm, Sachal Wind Farm, Port Qasim Power plant and three Gorges Wind Farms (II, III).
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