LAHORE: Minister for Energy (Power Division) Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan has directed Managing Director NTDC Engr Manzoor Ahmad to expedite work on the ongoing transmission projects in the country.
He visited NTDC headquarters on Monday to get a detailed briefing on the progress of ongoing projects. During the briefing, it was apprised that NTDC operates as reliable transmission system and efficiently evacuated record maximum generation of 24,566 MW during 2021.
This transformation capacity is being enhanced through augmentation of existing transformers and addition of new transformers as well as through new grid station and transmission line projects across the country.
Recently, the NTDC has completed 23 projects of transmission lines and grid stations, including 500KV grid station Faisalabad West and 220KV grid station Jhimpir-II. As many as 51 projects of worth US$2081.868 million (approx.) are at different stages of development, funded by different donor agencies and NTDC own resources.
While updating about system constraints removal plan 2022, the MD NTDC briefed that out of the total 15 projects, nine projects have already been completed while remaining five projects have achieved considerable progress and their completion is targeted by end May-2022.
Minister for Energy (Power Division) Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan appreciated the progress achieved by NTDC in completion of key projects and its ambitious approach for fast-track-completion of ongoing projects.
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