KCR: Work to start in Dec

           Groundbreaking ceremony of Karachi Circular Railway – part of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – will be held by year end, said Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah. Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved the project and we intend to start work on it by end December, he said. Shah, accompanied by CMs of […]

PSO-PR signs fuel, lubricants supply agreement

Pakistan State Oil (PSO), has further strengthened its business relationship with Pakistan Railways with the signing of a major fuel supply agreement under which PSO will meet Pakistan Railways’ fuel and lubricant requirements in all of their entirety. After a stringent, transparent and competitive process, PSO successfully secured the contract of supplying High Speed Diesel […]

ACI- PEC signs partnership agreement

As part of its international initiative to seek opportunities to advance global outreach, ACI announces that an International Partnership Agreement with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) was recently completed. This new agreement formalizes the desire to collaboratively develop and disseminate information on modern concrete technologies and concrete structures. International Partners work with ACI to increase […]

OGDCL, HEC launched scholarship program

Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) in partnership with HEC had launched a Need-based Scholarship Program in collaboration with 9 top universities in the country. This year alone 170 students benefitted from this initiative receiving scholarships worth PKR.141 Million. Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) was one of the 9 institutions and 80 (in 2 batches) students […]

New LNG-based 1200MW plant approved

A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) has approved, in principle, setting up of a new LNG-based 1200MW power plant in the country to tackle the energy problem. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who chaired the CCOE meeting granted approval to the LNG-based power plant, however, the location is yet to decide. The Prime […]

Railways decide to upgrade ML-1

For up-gradation of existing Main Line (ML-1) and establishment of a dry port near Havelian under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework, Pakistan Railways (PR) has decided to hire the services of national/international consultants/consortium of consultants. Pakistan and China have signed a new framework for the revival and up-gradation of ML-1 from Karachi to Peshawar […]

Govt plans Thar-Lahore transmission line

          Federal government plans to launch another high voltage power line from Thar to Lahore to transmit over 4,000MW electricity. The high voltage direct current (HVDC) line of 660 kilovolts will transmit power from future projects in Sindh to load demand centers in Punjab. The project, a part of next years’ energy development plan, may […]

Gorano water fit for crops

          Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co (SECMC) has claimed its pilot project is growing crops by using saline waste water being dumped into the controversial Gorano reservoir and has been found fit to grow vegetables and pulses. SECMC officials told the press that pilot project executed by Thar Foundation (TF), a subsidiary of SECMC, seedlings […]

Pak-India water conflict

Experts urge for dialogue           Speakers at a seminar have urged Pakistan and India to hold dialogue for resolving water conflicts and said the issue could be settled through amicable water governance and friendly environment between the two neighbors. Papers on ‘Water issues conflicts and resolutions’ were read at Gender Resource Centre, Sindh Agriculture University […]

Chinese think tank team meets NAVTTC executive director

A 9-member Chinese delegation, approved by the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, under the leadership of the President of Chinese Think Tank Association of Special economic Zones, Sikang Wu called on the executive director NAVTTC, Zulfiqar Cheema, at NAVTTC Headquarters in mid Jun with the purpose of strengthening think tanks exchanges between Pakistan and China, enhancing […]

Chinese not interested in industrial plots in Karachi

  Chinese investors have not yet shown any interest in acquiring plots in industrial areas of Karachi like SITE (Sindh Industrial & Trading Estate). Chinese are generally investing in auto sector, but do not appear keen on setting up other plants. Market watchers consider cost of plots as a factor discouraging Chinese investment in Karachi. […]

300MW plant at Gwadar Chinese Co Gets LoI

For development of 300MW Imported Coal-fired Power Project at Gwadar, Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has issued Letter of Interest (LoI) to China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC). This project is a component of flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative of the Governments of China and Pakistan. The document was signed by Shah Jahan Mirza […]