China to Establish Coal Powered Electricity Plant in Karachi
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, reeling under crippling energy shortages, have signed an agreement with a state-run Chinese electric company to build a coal-fired power plant near the Bin Qasim port in Karachi.
The new 350 MW power station, to be built jointly by Chinese Harbin Electric Corporation and Pakistan Siddiqsons Energy, will be located near the Bin Qasim port in Karachi, Harbin Electric, Chinas largest exporter of power units, said in a statement.
The work on plant will start in July this year, which will be completed in 31 months.
Harbin Electric has built about 30 per cent of Pakistans power stations.
Pakistan faces about 5,000 MW energy shortages and the government has launched several projects to bridge the gap.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has vowed to bring an end to the blackouts by end of his tenure in 2018.
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