Pakistan China signs agreement for Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project

Pakistan China signs agreement

Pakistan China signs agreement for Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project.

Prime Minister Imran Khan witnessed the signing of the agreement with China Gezhouba for Azad Pattan Hydropower Project at a Ceremony in Islamabad today (Monday).

Pakistan China signs agreement

The agreement signed for construction of Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project.

As part of CPEC, with an investment of 1.5 billion dollars and 700.7 megawatts of electricity, Azad Pattan will involve no fuel import, enabling the country to move towards cheaper and greener power while generating local job opportunities.

The project is located at River Jhelum and is expected to be completed in 2026.

Addressing the signing ceremony of the agreement, the Prime Minister said China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will prove to be a milestone in the country’s development and prosperity.

He said China is emerging as an economic power on the world’s map and Pakistan can learn a lot from its development.

Imran Khan said China Pakistan Economic Corridor is the future of Pakistan.

Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa had posted a tweet on this prooject.

He had reaffirmed the government resolve to complete all projects in Gwadar in line with directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In a tweet on Saturday, he shared some pictures of under construction Gwadar International airport.

Asim Bajwa also heads China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority. He said construction work on Gwadar International Airport was in progress.

He also reaffirmed govt commitment to launching and completing all projects in Gwadar in line with PM’s directive.

Moreover, he said after completion the mega Airport costing $230M would emerge as a harbinger of development of Gwadar City and Gwadar Port.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi said that Pakistan and China have deepened their all-weather cooperation in recent years.

She said both have expanded bilateral ties in diverse fields of cooperation for mutual benefit.

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