PM Nawaz inaugurates Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant

07 Jul, 2017 8:31 pm

HAVELI BAHADUR SHAH (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Friday inaugurated the first unit of the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant, adding 760 megawatt of electricity to the national grid.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of 760-megawatt first unit of Haveli Bahadur Shah near Jhang on Friday, he said that the incumbent government is successfully heading towards permanently eliminating load shedding from the country.

The prime minister said that power generation is being increased at a fast pace, and these projects will give boost to industry, agriculture, and trade, adding that the completion of the first unit of this power project in 21-months is unbelievable. “The government believes in provision of affordable electricity to people,” he added.

Nawaz Sharif said: “Our foes are disturbed over unprecedented development in various fields in the country.”

The premier also visited the Control Room and witnessed the plant and its functioning.

He was also informed about the plant whose first unit had been made operational in a record period of only 21 months including completion of civil works, construction of switchyard, cooling towers, fuel storage tanks and installation of gas turbine and generators.

Earlier, the prime minister was accorded a warm welcome when he arrived at the venue. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, federal and provincial ministers Khawaja Asif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Abid Sher Ali, Rana Sana-Ullah, Members National Assembly Dr Nisar Ahmad Jatt, Khalid Javaid Warraich, Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, Ghulam Muhammad Lali were also present.

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