PESHAWAR: Member Provincial Assembly Rushad Khan said the Chashma-III power project, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, was a significant step towards making Pakistan a country free of load-shedding by 2018.
The project is due to add 340 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid.
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Khan said the government’s aim to end the energy crisis was turning into a reality.
“The project, jointly completed by Pakistan and China, is another example of the time-tested friendship between the two countries,” said Khan.
He added that the priority of the government to address the grave problem of energy crisis can be judged from the fact that about $34 billion would be spent on energy projects in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He said Chashma-III project will provide clean and affordable energy to the people besides contributing to agricultural, industrial, commercial and socio-economic development. The project would also help the small industries to grow and increase their production, besides ending monopoly of large industrial units, he explained.
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Nearly a dozen of federal funded hydropower projects are near completion in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) to help the government achieve its target of ending load-shedding by 2018.
He said these power projects include Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project (EHP) of 1410 MW generation capacity, Gomal Zam dam (18MW capacity) and a host of others.
courtesy : tribune