PESHAWAR, May 6: The Prime Minister, Mr Nawaz Sharif, Tuesday laid the foundation stones of two coal-based power plants at Port Qasim in Karachi city of Sindh province.
Reports in the Pakistani media say the power plants would have a total capacity of 1,320 megawatts.
On the occasion, the prime minister said that hopefully the project would enable the government to get cheap electricity.
These two power plants will add cheap electricity in power system by means of imported coal. He said that each power plant would produce 660 megawatts.
The project is joint venture of Chinese and Qatari companies, Sinohydro Resources Limited and Al-Mirqab Capital.
The Port Qasim Power Plant will have modern technology that would produce coal-based, low-cost electricity with minimum environmental impacts and maximum efficiency. The project will also provide job opportunities to local residents.