Prime Minister Imran Khan met with the CEO of the China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC), Zhao Yonggang and discussed the progress of the plant and the country’s growing power requirements. The PM highlighted the fact that the government was focusing on renewable sources of power and promoting policies that would make the country excel in this direction.
CPHGC congratulated the PM on the timely completion of the two 660 MW power plants, completed by the company under the CPEC project, costing almost $2 billion. Yonggang also highlighted the economic friendly nature of the power plants and their operational readiness. The plants were awarded commercial operations date in the month of August by Pakistan’s government and have been synchronized with the National Grid. The CEO further added that the plants had undergone all the required tests and were fully ready for operations.
The PM said that the government has taken many steps to facilitate investors and would continue to do so. The PM also said that the CPHGC should set up a waste-to-energy power plant in the area. Waste to energy power plant might be a solution to for Pakistan’s massive production of waste material and will be a huge benefactor for the environment as well as for the country.
The meeting was also attended by Energy minister Omer Ayub Khan, Maritime Affairs Minister Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Board of Investment Chairman Syed Zubair Haider Gilani, FBR Chief Shabbar Zaidi and other senior government officials.