CPEC Projects will add 17000 MW, Making Pakistan Self Sufficient in Energy

CPEC Authority Chairman Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday said clusters of tech institutes would be established around the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being constructed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The institutes would impart skill training to the youth as “preparing youth for jobs in CPEC projects is our top priority under (the) comprehensive plan,” Bajwa said in a tweet. “Gwadar Technical Institute to cater for new industry in free zone is coming up fast,” he added.

After completion of all the projects, Pakistan would not only become self-sufficient in the energy with addition of 17,000 MW electricity to the national grid, but would also be able to export it.

Also Read : Nasa Starts Converting Carbon Dioxide to Oxygen on Mars

According to a CPEC Authority official, the mega project would move forward with more strength during the current year and the years ahead, which would further strengthen the bilateral relations between Pakistan and China.

The CPEC head also said that plans were underway to establish clusters of tech institutes around the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being constructed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). These institutes would impart skill training to the youth since

 “preparing youth for jobs in CPEC projects is our top priority under (the) comprehensive plan,” Bajwa said in a tweet. “Gwadar Technical Institute to cater for new industry in a free zone is coming up fast,” he added.

Earlier, the President of Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI), SM Naveed, had said that Pakistan has the potential to produce 150,000 MW from wind alone. He also said that wind-based energy generation projects could fetch investment worth $2 billion, but the government opted for long-term energy projects.

About the Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *