Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated 340 MW nuclear power plant in Punjab province

Vastavam web: Power-starved Pakistan today received a major boost as a China-backed 340 MW nuclear power plant in its Punjab province was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.The fifth nuclear plant C-4 plant is located at Chashma in Mianwali district of the Punjab province.Abbasi said the government was completing all energy projects on fast-track basis to tackle the chronic energy shortages.He has already promised that there would be no power shortage after November.
Chashma already has three nuclear power plants known as C-1, C-2 and C-3 which are contributing to the national grid along with a similar plant in Karachi.Pakistan has been grappling with power shortage and the unusually long hours of power outages has been haunting its people for about a decade.Abbasi thanked China for extending cooperation in the nuclear field. Pakistan and China are actively cooperating in many other areas, including construction of roads, motorways, airports and upgradation of Pakistan Railways.