China’s State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan. It will enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country’s north to south.
According to the statement of government, Mohammad Younus Dagha, secretary of water and power, and Shu Yinbiao, chairman of State Grid Corporation of China have recently signed the agreement in Beijing. This agreement is one of the latest investments of China, which is to build Pakistan’s first ever high voltage , direct current line (HVDC). This high-capacity transmission line will be the first of its kind in Pakistan. It will link the national grid between the southern Pakistani town of Matiari and easternmost city of Lahore. The work of this huge project will be completed within 20 months and it will begin in January.
China Ship building Industry Corporation (CSIC)
During Murad Shah’s visit to the China Ship building Industry Corporation in Beijing, the memorandum of understanding was also signed between the government of Sindh and a Chinese company. According to the MoU, the electricity will be produced from garbage and other waste material i.e agricultural waste in Sindh and Karachi. The garbage will be lifted from Karachi and the agricultural waste material will be collected from the rural areas of Sindh.
The agreement was signed by Sindh Board of Investment Chairperson Naheed Memon, CSIC Vice President Qian Jianping and DGHOL Vice President Ji Yutao. The CSIC has expertise in producing electricity from garbage. During the meeting, CM Murad also invited China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation CSIC to initiate a wind power generation project in Sindh. A team from the Chinese company will visit Sindh to look into wind power project.