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ISLAMABAD: Work on 13 energy projects having capacity to generate 8,995MW electricity under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), throughout the country is in progress.

About 20 energy projects under CPEC with total investment of over US $25 billion will add 12,335MW electricity in the national grid, revealed documents available with APP.

Out of 20, seven energy projects under CPEC had been completed and supplying 3,340MW energy to the national grid.

Sahiwal coal fired plant, Dawood Wind Farm, Quaid-i-Azam Solar, UEP Wind Farm, Sachal Wind Farm, Port Qasim Power plant and three gorges second and third wind farms are among the completed energy projects under CPEC.

Whereas, Suki Kinari HPP, Korot HPP, Engro Thar Block-II coal fired power plant, TEL Mine Mouth Thar Block-II coal fired power plant and CPHGC coal fired power plant having capacity to generate about 3900MW were under construction.

Eight more power projects including SSRL coal, Thal Nova power, Kohala HPP, Cacho wind, Western Energy wind, Coal fired plant at Gwadar and Oracle power having the 5,094 MW generation capacity were also in various stages of completion. Matiari-Lahore transmission is also part of CPEC and will be completed by March 21.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2019