KARACHI (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday directed the authorities that Bin Qasim Power project should be operational and providing electricity to national grid by December 31, 2017.

Nawaz Sharif had arrived in Karachi on a daylong visit where the Port Qasim Authority chief briefed him on performance, achievements and ongoing development projects.

The premier was told that as many as eight terminals were operational at the port and the LNG terminal had been completed in a record time of 11 months. The LNG imported at Port Qasim was regasified and transmitted to destinations through pipelines.

More than 250 industries were working in the Industrial Zone set up at the Port Qasim, which make it the busiest and most earning port of the country, the authorities informed Nawaz Sharif.

وزیراعظم نواز شریف پورٹ قاسم کے دورے کے موقع پر—۔ڈان نیوز اسکرین گریب

Briefing the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Chinese experts said they are making efforts to complete this project in August 2017.

Federal Ministers Khawaja Asif, Ishaq Dar, and Khurram Dastgir and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan also accompanied the Prime Minister.

The Bin Qasim Power project was first power project being set up under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The project would be completed at a cost of US$1.5 billion.