Chinese power generation company’s president meets Shehbaz Sharif

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LAHORE, Aug 28 (APP): President Huwanging Shendong Power Generation Company working on Sahiwal Coal Power Plant, Wang Wenzong met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here on Sunday.

Pace of progress on 1320-megawatt Sahiwal Coal Power project was discussed in the meeting. They expressed satisfaction over the pace of progress and agreed to further speed up the project.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Sahiwal Coal Power project was a milestone in the friendship of Pakistan and China and this project was being completed expeditiously, which was unprecedented in the world.

He said that this project would be completed far early from its stipulated period and it was hoped that its first turbine would start generating electricity in April 2017. He said that work was being carried out in an unprecedented manner on this energy project.

Shehbaz Sharif said that this project was being forwarded speedily and project of 1320 megawatts production capacity had not been completed in such a short period in the world including China.

He appreciated the hard work of engineers and other staff of Chinese company and said that the professional capabilities and speed of Chinese company to advance the project was exemplary. He expressed the hope that this project would start generation of electricity with full capacity in the middle of next year.

President of Chinese company working on the project, Wang Wenzong said that this project would start power generation in the middle of next year. He said that under the vision of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, no effort would be spared in running first turbine in April 2017.

He said that Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had extended all out facilities and cooperation, upon which, he was thankful to him. The Chief Minister played an important role in forwarding this project through hard work and determination, he added.

Chinese delegation included Company Vice President Liu Jie, Managing Director Sahiwal Project Liu Chao and other officials.

Provincial Minister for Finance Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Chairman Planning & Development, Inspector General Police, Secretary Home, Secretary Energy and concerned authorities were present on the occasion.