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  • Pakistan eyes Rs100bn in sukuk for power project

    ISLAMABAD: The government will guarantee Rs100 billion ($955 million) worth of Islamic bonds (sukuk) to fund what would become the country’s fourth largest hydropower plant, aiming to address power shortages that have hindered economic growth...

    The project’s total cost is estimated at Rs40bn, with around three quarters of that being funded through debt...

  • CPEC project: China approves $1.2bn for coal mining, power plant in Thar

    2 billion in the surface mining of Thar coal and the establishment of 660 MW power projects, as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC)...

    According to details shared on Wednesday, China's state council for financing gave final nod for establishment of 660 MW Power Plant on indigenous coal in Thar Block-II and the surface mining of 3...

  • Nepra ‘reviewing’ cost hike for Nandipur power project

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has admitted for second review under political pressure a request by a government-owned generation company to enhance the cost of Nandipur Power Project by 55 per cent to Rs65 billion...

    The power regulator has taken the decision to allow second review in relaxation of rules and is expected to jack up Nandipur’s 30-year power tariff by Rs4 per unit...

  • Obstacles to Suki-Kanari power project being removed: PM

    MANSEHRA: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that his government is removing hurdles in the way of the Suki-Kanari hydropower project being built in Kaghan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project...

    He said the project would not only meet energy needs of the country but would also generate employment and other opportunities for the people of the region...

  • Chitralis sceptical about getting power from local project

    CHITRAL: The Golen Gol Hydropower Project (GGHP) is near completion but the villagers of Chitral fear that they will be deprived of the electricity generated through the scheme as Peshawar Electric Supply Company is yet to make arrangements for it...

    He said that the amount would be provided by the federal government as former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif had announced to electrify 100 villages of Chitral with the electricity...

  • Govt set to launch Neelum-Jhelum power project despite Wapda's lack of planning

    ISLAMABAD: The government is ready to launch the Rs515 billion Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in February next year, even though the Water and Power Develop­ment Authority (Wapda) is far from completing its basic requirements...

    This has unnerved the key government institutions directly or indirectly which fear that technically and legally ill-planned launch of the strategic project could lead to an embarrassing repeat of the...

  • 1,250MW RLNG-based power project for Jhang approved

    ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) on Wednesday approved 1,250-megawatt RLNG-based power project near Jhang and decided to advertise 132MW hydropower project in Azad Kashmir for bidding...

    The meeting of the board chaired by Power Minister Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari also allowed extension in the deadline for signing of Transmission Service Agreement (TSA) and Implementation Agreement (IA) to settle...

  • NAB directed to complete probe into Nandipur power project scam

    ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to complete the investigation into the Nandipur power project and file a reference in the accountability court in two months...

    Since 2012, NAB has been investigating the Nandipur power project scam which resulted in a Rs113 billion loss to the national exchequer...

  • Nandipur power project

    PUNJAB Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the Nandipur power plant machinery of the project is lying at Karachi port owing to which the material has rusted while precious equipment was also stolen...

    Nandipur power plant machinery is imported from China and so is Lahore metro bus fleet of 45 buses...

  • Committee to analyse privatisation of Neelum-Jhelum Power Project

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired the 15th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at Prime Minister House during which it was decided that a committee will be formed to look into the possibility of privatising the Neelum-Jhelum Power Project...

    The meeting which lasted nearly four hours, was given a detailed briefing on project and PM Nawaz expressed his displeasure over the undue delays in the project...

  • Neelum power project to become operational by March, PAC told

    ISLAMABAD: The Pu­blic Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed on Wednesday that the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydro­power Project would become operational by March 31 next year...

    Wapda chairman retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain briefed the committee that filling of the dam would start in October and the dry test of the turbine would be conducted in January next year, while the first unit would start power generation in February...

  • Protesting Neelum-Jhelum power project employees demand induction into Wapda

    Some 300 non-gazetted employees of the NJHP Company, a subsidiary of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) executing the Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project (NJHP), have been protesting non-fulfilment of their demands, including their induction into Wapda, for three days near the project site...

    However, neither Wapda nor the Water and Power Ministry has paid any heed to their demands...

  • Chinese firm gets LoI for Gwadar coal power project

    ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) on Tuesday issued a Letter of Interest (LoI) to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) for the development of 300-megawatts imported coal-fired power project in Gwadar at a cost of Rs55 billion...

    The project is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

  • 17MW power project awaits inauguration for one year

    SHANGLA: Delay in inauguration of the 17-megawatt Ranolia hydropower project owing to lack of interest by the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments has deprived the national grid of getting 17MW of electricity for the last one year...

    Sources said that despite completion of work for the last one year the project was still made operational...

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