Gwadar power plant to improve access to electricity for local people: NDRC.


BEIJING -- Deputy Head of National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), Ning Jizhe Tuesday said that inauguration of a power plant and other projects in Gwadar would improve the access to electricity, education and commerce for local people.

Gwadar 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant project, Faqeer Colony Middle School Expansion Project and Gwadar Port Authority Commercial Complex Project were inaugurated in Gwadar on Monday, which will further promote the implementation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Chinese media reported here.

Ning Jizhe, who is currently on a visit to Pakistan and has attended the inauguration in Gwadar, the projects are a showcase of the long-standing friendship between the two countries.

The Gwadar 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant project is jointly invested and developed by two Chinese companies with an aggregate investment of around 430 million US dollars. When the power plant is put into commercial use, Gwadar's severe electricity shortage will be greatly alleviated.

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