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Chinese firm to help resolve energy crisis

Wang Jiuling, vice president of China Southern Power Grid Company Limited (CSG), assured Muhammad Ziaur Rehman, managing director of National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL), of full support to resolve energy crisis.

He was leading a five-member delegation during a visit to Pakistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, during a visit to China in July this year, had requested Chinese power companies to transfer their technical and professional knowledge to their Pakistani counterparts.

MD NTDC briefed the delegation about the company’s operation, ongoing projects and expansion plan.

He said that NTDC would like to benefit from experiences and technical expertise of CSG in terms of network optimisation, introduction to new technologies, improvement in algorithms of control system and capacity building of engineers and technicians.

In addition to training sessions, engineers of two companies might work together on projects, control systems and operation and maintenance assignments, he said.

CSG has been transmitting and distributing electricity in five provinces of China since 2002. Its capacity has increased to 263,000 megawatts in 2013. CSG is comparatively a young company in China but has met demand of 230 million populations, spreading over one million square kilometers. The demand in CSG is rising at eight percent annually.

Vice President CSG agreed to the NTDC’s proposal of having a close relationship to help the company achieve its objectives that are difficult and complex.

He proposed to hold further meeting to start work towards achieving these goals.

General Manager Central Power Purchasing Agency Tahir Mahmood, General Manager Services Division Gulzar Ahmad Bhatti, General Manager Projects Mumtaz Ahmad Bhutta, and others were also present on this occasion.

The Chinese delegation visited Technical Services Group NTDCL and met with chief engineer Arshad Mirza.

The head of Chinese delegation also offered advance training facilities in these areas in CSG Training Centre China.

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