PM inaugurates Chashma Nuclear Power Plant-III
MIANWALI (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Wednesday inaugurated power production from Chashma Nuclear Project-III near Mianwali.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, he said that Chashma Nuclear Project-III project is reflective of closer cooperation between Pakistan and China in science and technology, adding that this cooperation is also beginning of a new era of development in the region.
Nawaz Sharif said that some people are creating hurdle in the passage of development and asked his political opponents to spare the nation. He assured that the loadshedding will be eliminated from the country in 2018.
He appreciated Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) for its efforts for self reliance in fuel fabrication and said his Government would extend every possible assistance to the Commission to help overcome the shortage of electricity in the country.
The premier went on to say that there has been marked reduction in load shedding during the last three years and as pledged, the menace of load shedding would be over in 2018. “Generation of additional 2200 MW of electricity through K-II and K-III would contribute towards this effort,” he added.
Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif and Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz were also present on the occasion.
The 340 Mega Watt Nuclear Power Plant is a joint collaboration of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).
This is the third project after successful operation of Chashma-I and Chashma-II projects.
Chashma-IV Nuclear Power Project will be completed in 2017 and Karachi Nuclear Power Projects K-2 and K-3 will add a total of 8,800MW electricity to the National Grid by 2030 as Mid-Term target for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.