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Chinese firm shows interest to build hydro power plant at Sukkur Barrage

Karachi: The President of China Water and Electric Corporation Mr. Wang Yu met with Sindh Minister Electric Power Ms. Shazia Marri along with a 5 members delegation. During the meeting development of hydro, thermal, wind and solar power generation through CWE’s expertise and technical support, was discussed in detail.

Mr. Wang Yu offered Sindh Government financial and technical assistance in the establishment of a Hydro Power Plant at Sukkur Barrage on River Indus and pointed out that the province had great potential for power generation through the establishment of hydro power plants as well as coal, wind & solar plants. He stated that the China Water and Electric Corporation was also ready to provide all possible technical assistance in enhancing capacity of presently working power plants.

After the meeting Ms. Shazia Marri while briefing the media on the issue pointed out that the development of energy sector is necessary to meet the growing demands of the country and stated that the Government of Sindh has enlisted energy sector among its top priorities .

Ms. Marri said that the Sindh government has initiated feasibility reports to look into the development of hydro power plants on 5 suitable points of River Indus; where Sukkur Barrage has potential. She expressed the government’s willingness to share available data regarding power generation possibilities in Sindh.

Ms. Marri while replying to a question regarding load shedding in Karachi, said that the problems of prolonged electricity breakdowns was mostly because of disputes between KESC’s management and union. She said that in this regard KESC had to show responsibility to readress the issues of workers and further added that the government of Sindh had always extended support to KESC in every crisis.

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Saleem Shaikh

The writer is a development journalist. He writes on water, sanitation, environment, climate change, agriculture, women development, human rights, education, health, development budgets and economy.

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  • Saleem, you actually have basic grammar mistakes in this article, please revise. Gives a bad image to Pakistani journalist capabilities.

    • We really appreciate your concerns .. Pakistan Times team will try to avoid such mistakes and pay more attention towards editing process.