ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that Government would ensure to add 11200 MGW electricity in the system by December 2017 through completion of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) energy projects and others.
He stated this while presiding over the meeting of Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit at Planning Commission of Pakistan that reviewed the progress of various energy projects, which were presently under construction.
The meeting was further briefed about construction of Port Qasim Coal Plant, Sahiwal Power Plant, Thar Powr Plant and HUBCO power plant as it decided to strengthen monitoring mechanism for timely completion of power plants in the light of directives of Prime Minister.
It was also decided to convene national conference on energy next week by inviting the stakeholders and experts of this sector.
Ahsan Iqbal speaking on the occasion said that efforts were underway to ensure timely completion of these projects.
He said that steps were also being taken to improve the transmission and distribution of the power along with generation of electricity.
He said that availability of funds was also being ensured for infrastructure development.