KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated a coal power plant under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Port Qasim on Wednesday.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony, the premier said foundation for the power plant project at Port Qasim was laid in 2015 and it is the first to be completed under CPEC . He added the coal power plant project is favourable for the environment.
According to the prime minister, earlier they were told the project would not reach its successful conclusion.
About CPEC , Abbasi said it will also increase job opportunities along with benefiting the economy.
The officials concerned said first unit of the power plant will provide 660 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.
The prime minister will also chair a high-level meeting in Karachi to discuss the law and order situation in the metropolis.
Earlier this week, on Monday, Abbasi met King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz during his visit to Saudi Arabia, where the two dignitaries discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.