Post MoU signing, Chinese firm to generate 610 MW electricity in Pakistan

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr. 1 (ANI): A Chinese firm, Sinohydro, will be able to generate 610 MW of electricity in Pakistan after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. Sinohydro will execute the Tarbela Dam's fourth extension project that will produce 610 MW of electricity. The MoU is part of the 1900 MW that will be generated in the province under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, however, cautioned the federal government about the need to end unjust power outages across the province. "We will go to court if the unjust electricity load shedding is not stopped," the Express Tribune quoted Khattak, as saying after the signing of the MoU. Describing the Water and Power Development Authority's (WAPDA) policy of more load shedding in high-loss areas as unjust, Khattak said customers who have been paying the bills have been facing the brunt of the load shedding. He said it is the duty of WAPDA to stop electricity theft and not customers. The chief minister said his government is building 750 small hydro projects on rivers and streams to generate 4747 MW of electricity. (ANI)