K3: 1100 MW of clean nuclear energy added to national grid

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the K3 nuclear power plant at Karachi. The 1100-megawatt nuclear power project will help the country in producing low cost environment friendly electricity in the country.

The project has been established with the assistance of China. While addressing the participants of the inauguration ceremony PM Shehbaz said that the electricity projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor were greatly contributing to the country’s energy demands through the production of thousands of megawatts.

Pakistan has the potential of producing 60,000 megawatts through hydel power. But the current power generation stands merely at 10,000 megawatts.

The PM appreciated the efforts of the Chinese and Pakistani scientists for successful inauguration of K-3 power plant and said that in view of $27 billion energy import bill, Pakistan requires alternative and inexpensive sources of energy including solar, wind, hydel and nuclear.