Chinese technicians to resume work on Matiari-Lahore Project


DM Monitoring

BEIJING: A total of 76 Chinese technicians from China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co. Ltd. (CET) were transported to Pakistan by the company’s second chartered flight to resume work on the ongoing Matiari to Lahore Transmission Line Project.
Matiari-Lahore DC Power Transmission Project is a priority project under China Pakistan Economic Corridor framework. The Chinese technicians reached in Islamabad on Saturday, according to a report published by Chinese media on Monday.
It is the first DC power transmission project in Pakistan and the first local project open to foreign investment in power transmission and converting.
The China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China, started work on the project on December 1, 2018.
At present, a total of 1,069 Chinese and 1,505 Pakistani personnel have been engaged in the project.
Pakistan registered its first COVID-19 patient at the end of February this year, and the cases saw a spike in the following months.