Pakistan puts 1,320MW coal plant on the shelf

first_imgPakistan puts 1,320MW coal plant on the shelf FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Times of India:The Pakistan government has decided to shelve a major coal-based power plant project under the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, citing sufficient generation capacity already lined up for the next few years.The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chines president Xi Jinping’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had pushed for the construction of the 1,320 MW Rahim Yar Khan power project by China.The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government of prime minister Imran Khan official conveyed to Beijing that it was no longer interested in the project in view of sufficient generation already lined up for the next few years, the Dawn reported.It has requested the Chinese to formally delete the project from the CPEC list, the report said.More: Pakistan to shelve major CPEC power projectlast_img

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