Chinese company gets contract of 300MW Gwadar Power Plant

 

The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) on Thursday approved award of construction of 300 MW coal based power plant at Gwadar to the China Communication Construction Company.

The meeting of the ECC was chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. The meeting approved the proposal put forth by the Ministry of Water and Power for authorising the PPIB to proceed for award of the project for establishment of 300 MW plant at Gwadar to China Communication Construction Company under Rule 5 of the Public Procurement Rules 2004.

Agreement on Pak-China Economic Corridor Energy Project Cooperation in November 2014, among other provisions also provided for establishment of this coal based project to be developed at Gawadar, Balochistan.

The Chinese side subsequently nominated China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) to invest in the project to which the Pakistan side had expressed agreement.

The ECC, it may be mentioned had set up a committee in its last meeting under the chairmanship of the law minister to have a detailed review of the proposal put forth by the Ministry of Water and Power.

The said committee put forth its report during the meeting and endorsed the recommendation of the ministry. The committee was informed that Environmental Impact Assessment will be carried out and assessed by the provincial authorities as per the law in vogue.

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Zaki Abbas
The writer is a member of the staff. He can be reached at [email protected]

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  1. This isn’t a news at all, who else would come to swim in a drain which empties into Arabian sea

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