Chinese company briefs PM on Hub power plant - Zameen News

Chinese company briefs PM on Hub power plant

August 24, 2019 • news

Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan recently met a delegation of the China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) to discuss the progress on the Hub power plant project, according to a news report. CPHGC Chief Executive Offier (CEO) Zhao Yonggang represented the delegation during their meeting with the prime minister.

Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan, Maritime Affairs Minister Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Syed Shabbar Zaidi, and Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Syed Zubair Haider Gilani were all present at the occasion.

Yonggang apprised PM Khan about the progress on the Hub power project, which falls under the umbrella of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This coal-powered project will generate 1,320 Megawatts (MW) of electricity, using two units of 660 MW each.

He revealed that the project’s first state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly unit had been integrated into the national grid and all tests required for its commissioning had been completed on August 14. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority had approved the tariff for this project in 2016.