BEIJING (WEB Desk) – Pakistan is the No. 1 destination of China’s nuclear power export, and the Sino- Pakistan Economic Corridor is a flagship project of China’s “Belt and Road” initiative, First Financial Daily reported.
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According to Sino-Pakistan nuclear energy cooperation agreement, a 300,000 kilowatts pressurized-water reactor (PWR), the first phase of Pakistan’s Chashma Nuclear Power Plant was put into commercial operation in September 2000.
It has run in good condition since then.
The Chashma Nuclear Power Plant has used local resources to maximize the participation of the Palestinian side.
More than 60 percent of workers were Pakistani during the construction period.
“In the process of the construction, Pakistani culture and Chinese culture have been fully exchanged and integrated.
If you go to our project site, you’ll find a lot of Pakistani employees speaking the dialect of China’s Sichuan province.
As most Chinese employees are from Sichuan Province, the dialect also becomes a communication language after long term cooperation,” said Li Xiaoming, assistant general manager of China National Nuclear Cooperation (CNNC).
Since 1991, China has exported six nuclear power units to Pakistan. The majority of the equipment and materials in Chashma Nuclear Power Plant were made in China.