JHANG – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi laid the foundation stone of a power plant in Jhang today along with Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.
The 1,263 Megawatt LNG (Liquefied natural gas) power plant will be constructed near the Trimmu Barrage and is estimated to cost USD800 million.
The project is being funded by China and Punjab government and is expected to be completed in 26 months, however, it will start power generation of 810 MW within 14 months.
Addressing the audience at the time of agreement for the said project, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had vowed to end the load shedding with concrete measures by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government.
The Chief Minister pointed out that all power projects had been completed speedily with utmost transparency.
Feeders which have line losses less than 10% have been declared as load shedding free area. It will benefit more than 1 crore 50 lac consumers.#RoshanPakistan#RoshniPromisedRoshniDelivered pic.twitter.com/Pzeltd323I
— Awais Leghari (@akleghari) December 3, 2017
Let it be known that the federal government had declared five thousand two hundred ninety-seven feeders as load-shedding free from in the first phase of load-shedding free Pakistan.
Last week, the Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmad Leghari said that Awais Leghari said that zero load-shedding feeders include LESCO 1227, GEPCO 748, FESCO 896, IESCO 710, MEPCO 763, PESCO 309, HESCO, 204, QUESCO 61, and tribal areas 29 feeders.
Pakistan becomes free of load shedding at the strike of midnight tonight! As an eye witness to the struggle, adding over 8,500 MW to the national grid was a Herculean ask. Put your political differences aside and look forward to the bright future of this country! pic.twitter.com/DLA5J7TpjF
— Umar Saif (@umarsaif) December 3, 2017