ISLAMABAD: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Project Director Hassan Dawood Butt on Monday said that 660 megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid from Port Qasim plant during March.
Talking to APP he said, “First unit of the Port Qasim plant added 660 megawatts of electricity to the national grid station while its second unit will start the generation of 660 megawatts during the current moth.”
“Work on all CPEC power projects is in full swing and till date, about 10,400 megawatts of electricity has been added to the system,” he added.
He said that Sahiwal power plant with capacity of 1,320 MW and Pakistan Port Qasim Power Project were the important projects under CPEC.
The project director said that super environment-friendly technology had been used in the Port Qasim plant.
He said that around 3,500 Pakistani workers along with 120 technical and mechanical engineers were performing their duties in the project.
“We are hoping that the strength of the technical and mechanical engineers will reach 450,” he added.
He said that China’s huge investment had also encouraged foreign investors to invest in Pakistan. He said that in the second phase under CPEC, work on hydro projects had been started.
He expressed hope that after overcoming the energy shortfall, the country’s industries would progress and create thousands of jobs for the youth.