China interested in Pakistan’s hydel energy sector

LAHORE: A Chinese delegation has expressed its interest in joint ventures with Pakistan in the energy sector.

During a meeting with the Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI), the delegation presented numerous propositions that could be included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and would promote allied investment from China’s private sector.

During the course of the discussion, PCJCCI senior vice president presented a Turkish report according to which the vast resources of hot springs in Pakistan especially in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), Balochistan and Kashmir could be used for generating 10,000MW hydel power and in the treatment of skin and joint diseases.

Published in The Express Tribune, 14th April, 2018