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PM inaugurates 340MW Chashma-III Nuclear Power Plant

PM inaugurates 340MW Chashma-III Nuclear Power Plant

MIANWALI, DEC 28, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Chashma Nuclear Project – III, having a capacity of generating 340 megawatts of electricity.

The 340MW power plant is a joint collaboration of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), read a press statement issued on Tuesday.

This is the third project after successful operation of Chashma-I and Chashma-II projects.

Minister of Defence and Water and Power Khawaja Asif and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz accompanied the Prime Minister.

Chashma – IV Nuclear Power Project is to be completed in 2017, whereas Karachi Nuclear Power Projects K-2 and K-3 will add a total of 8,800MW electricity to the National Grid by 2030 as mid-term target for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.

All nuclear power projects, including Chashma-III, have been approved by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority for Nuclear Safeguards as per International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreements thereby maintaining highest safety standards.

Chashma-III Power Plant is yet another milestone in the Pak-China joint collaborations.

The project will provide clean and affordable energy to the people of Pakistan, in line with the incumbent government’s vision to control energy crisis.

It will also contribute to the overall economic development of the country through power supply to industrial and commercial sectors.=DNA


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