Gwadar to have 300mw coal-fired plant: official

While briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reform meeting chaired by Abdul Majeed Khan Khanankhail, Dostain Jamali said that two liners (COSO and Sino-Trans) start arriving at the port with the first one on March 7 and another one on March 14, 2018. He further stated that a Chinese company has completed the feasibility study for the construction of 1,000 meters long new terminal with five additional berths. Gwadar Port is going to become a hub of economic activities and a state-of-the-art One Window Operation is envisaged for development of Gwadar Free Zone to facilitate the investors, added Jamali.

He said that a 300MW coal-fired power plant will be established by the Chinese company at Gwadar while at present 7.8MW captive power plant was made operational to provide electricity to the free zone, he added.

Published in Business Recorder, 15th March, 2018