Meeting reviews electricity demand in Gwadar Free Zone

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal has asked the China Overseas Ports Holding Company Ltd (COPHCL) to provide the exact demand of the electricity for Gwadar Free Zone and share a ten-year plan for electricity consumption by Gwadar Free Zone Company in order to establish the electricity utilization of 300 MW coal-fired Power Project at Gwadar.

The minister was chairing a meeting to review the progress of 300 MW coal-fired power project on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by Chairman COPHCL Zhang Baozhong, Chairman Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Pasand Khan Buledi, and other relevant stakeholders.

The project was conceived under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CEPC) in 2016 that would cater to the needs of some 150,000 local people by the end of 2023.

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