WEB DESK: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated power production from Chashma Nuclear Project – III near Mianwali on Wednesday, Aaj News reported.
Minister for Water and Power Kh. Asif and Advisor on Foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz were also present on the occasion.
The 340 Mega Watt Nuclear Power Plant is a joint collaboration of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and China National Nuclear Corporation.
This is the third project after successful operation of Chashma-I and Chashma-II projects.
Chashma – IV Nuclear Power Project to be completed in 2017 and Karachi Nuclear Power Projects K-2 and K-3 will add a total of 8,800 MW electricity to the National Grid by 2030 as Mid-Term target for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
All Nuclear Power Projects, including Chashma-III have been approved by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority for Nuclear Safeguards as per International Atomic Energy Agency agreements thereby maintaining highest safety standards.
The project will also contribute to the overall economic development of the country through energy supply to industrial and commercial sectors.