China says most of early harvest energy projects being executed in Pakistan under CPEC


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BEIJING: China says most of the early harvest energy projects being built under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Pakistan will be completed before 2019.

A spokesperson of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs made these remarks while answering a question regarding inauguration of the first unit of Sahiwal Coal Power Plant during her press briefing in Beijing on Wednesday.

She said it will ease electricity shortage for the benefit of the people in Pakistan.

Sahiwal Coal Power Plant, comprising two coal-based power unit, has a total capacity of generating 1320 megawatt.

The spokesperson said at present seventeen energy projects are being completed under the CPEC framework.

Terming the China Pakistan Economic Corridor game changer for the people of Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said we have started witnessing the benefits brought by the CPEC projects and Belt and Road Initiative.—Radio Pakistan