17,000mw will be added to national grid through CPEC projects

Energy projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will contribute over 17,000mw to the national grid after completion.

This was informed to The federal cabinet through a presentation made to the cabinet meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms on CPEC pursuant to cabinet’s decision of February 2018.

In a presentation, the cabinet was informed about various projects being undertaken in energy sector, infrastructure projects, industrial cooperation and development projects of Gwadar.

The meeting was told that energy sector and infrastructure development constituted the major areas under the first phase of CPEC and completion of energy sector project will add 17,000mw to the system.

The Ministry of Planning stated that CPEC will significantly help towards ensuring inclusive development, especially the socio-economic development of the less-developed areas of the country by increasing GDP growth and strengthening various sectors of the economy.

The cabinet approved a summary regarding rationalization of the prices of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) and National Identity Cards for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP).