PM inaugurates 340MW nuclear power plant at Chashma

08 Sep, 2017 10:14 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will today (Friday) inaugurate Pakistan’s fifth nuclear power plant C-4 at Chashma in Mianwali, having capacity to generate 340MW electricity.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Chashma-4 nuclear power plant having capacity of 340MW in Mianwali on Friday, he said that the government is committed to achieve the goal of adding 8800 megawatt of nuclear energy to the national grid by 2030.

The prime minister said overcoming the energy crisis and an end to load-shedding remains top priority of the government.

He said the energy projects of more than 10,000 MW by the PML-N government have helped overcome load-shedding and the government will be able to end it by November this year.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the nuclear power plants in the country have contributed immensely in provision of cheap electricity.

The Chashma nuclear power projects units, C-1, C-2 and C-3 have been successfully contributing to the national grid since 2000, 2011 and 2016 respectively.

Two large sized nuclear power plants, K-2 and K-3 are under construction near Karachi and are scheduled to be operational in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

They will add 2,200MW electricity to the national grid.

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