PM Shahbaz to unveil 100 MW Iran-Gwadar power supply project next week
GWADAR, Feb 24 (Gwadar Pro) - Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is all set to inaugurate the 100 MW Iran-Gwadar power transmission project to stamp out electricity woes in Gwadar next week. With this project, Gwadar will import uninterrupted electricity from Iran.
In this regard all preparedness has been given in collaboration with officials of the Gwadar Port Authority (GPA), the Gwadar Development Authority (GDA), China Oversea Port Holding Company, Balochistan secretariate, Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) and National Transmission National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC).
Sources revealed that final testing for the 100 MW power project has been conducted successfully. Supply will formally commence after unveiling of project by the premier. Iran’s high-level delegation from its power division has already reached Gwadar to seal the power purchase deal with Pakistan.
Sources said that during his visit in Gwadar, Primer Minister Shahbaz Sharif will also inaugurate the project of first-ever facility of cross stuffing at Gwadar Port, commencement of dredging at Gwadar Port and distribution of cheques to deserving fishermen of Gwadar regarding boat-engines.
New infrastructure has been put in place under the new project, which involves installing the 29-kilometre-long double circuit 132 KV transmission line from Kalatu (Pakistan city) near Gabd-Remdan (Pak-Iran border) to Jiwani Grid Station. A 75-kilometre-long double transmission line from Jiwani Grid Station to Gwadar Grid station has been laid down already.