PM acknowledges importance of Gwadar Power Plant


Deputy Chief of China’s NDRC holds discussion with Premier

 By Makhdoom Shehryar Babar

 ISLAMABAD: Deputy Head of National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), Ning Jizhe has said that inauguration of a power plant and other projects in Gwadar would improve the access to electricity, education and commerce for local people.

Gwadar 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant project, Faqeer Colony Middle School Expansion Project and Gwadar Port Authority Commercial Complex Project were inaugurated in Gwadar on Monday, which will further promote the implementation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Chinese media reported here.

Ning Jizhe, met Prime Minister Imran Khan here yesterday. Welcoming the NDRC Vice Chairman, the Prime Minister underscored that CPEC was Pakistan’s top priority, adding the multi-billion project was pivotal both to Pakistan’s economic transformation as well as for further fortifying the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between the two countries.

He noted that Mr Jizhe’s visit was of great significance as it would help consolidate the gains made during the 1st phase of CPEC and accelerate the implementation of the 2nd phase.

While recalling his recent visit to China, PM Khan said he deeply appreciated the support extended by the Chinese leadership to Pakistan on all issues.