KARACHI: More than 200 Chinese personnel have reached Pakistan to resume work on power projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Chinese personnel of Harbin Electric International (HEI) have been airlifted from Tianjin Binhai International Airport to Pakistan by a chartered flight to resume work on Jamshoro power station construction project and Binjiasheng Phase-III power station and transmission project.
After the arrival of charter flights of Harbin Electric International and its partners to Pakistan, they have been quarantined for 14 days in strict accordance with the epidemic prevention requirements, according to Sina.com, a Chinese news portal.
After the quarantine period expires, they will immediately enter the site and start the project construction.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, HEI, as the general contractor of the project, has resolutely implemented various deployment requirements for epidemic prevention and formulated strict epidemic prevention and control measures and emergency plans, and spared no effort to protect the health and safety of overseas employees.
Pakistan Jamshoro Power Generation Project and Binjiasheng Phase III project are two key construction projects of HEI in Pakistan, which will help the country alleviate its power supply shortage, enhance equipment manufacturing industry and promote both China-Pakistan friendship and production capacity cooperation.
At present, there are more than 200 Chinese employees on the Jamshoro project site and more than 800 Pakistani employees. The project has entered the peak of construction as a large number of construction and installation works have been fully implemented.
The Binjiasheng Phase III project has more than 80 Chinese employees and 300 Pakistani employees. The project is proceeding intensively and in an orderly manner.