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Qatari, Chinese firms to jointly install four coal power plants

Qatari and Chinese companies will jointly install four coal-based power plants at Gaddani (Balochistan) and Port Qasim, which will generate a total of 2,600MW power in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif welcomed the investment in energy sector during a meeting with the Qatari and Chinese delegations who called on him here at the Prime Minister House on Tuesday

The Prime Minister said that two projects, each one of 660MW would be set up at Gaddani and two at Port Qasim.

Welcoming the Qatari and Chinese delegations, the Prime Minister expressed his pleasure over foreign investment in power projects in Pakistan, which is facing severe energy crisis and the completion of these projects, he said, will go a long way to overcome the problem.

He said that for the time being imported coal would be used in the projects till Pakistan’s coal is ready for mining.

The Prime Minister assured the delegations that the government would provide full assistance in commissioning of the projects.

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