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China to build two nuclear power plants of 1100MW each in Karachi

August 13, 2013 at 2:46 am | News Desk

Pakistan-China

Islamabad: China has always been a true friend of Pakistan since 1951.

Over the years both countries have provided support to one another during their times of crises. China has contributed majorly over energy and defence sector.

According to a local newspaper, Pakistan and China are set to undergo installation of two new nuclear power plants.

Pakistan and China initially signed a deal worth $ 6.5 billion during Nawaz Sharif’s visit to China. For the purpose of installation, China’s Import and Export Bank will play its role.

These power plants will be able to generate 1100 mega watt each. Earlier, in 1968, Kanupp 1 was introduced which had a capacity to generate 137 Mega Watt and was revived in 2004 by the Pakistani engineers.

New power plants Kanupp 2 and Kanupp 3 are one of its kind projects that are being introduced in Pakistan and China collaboration. The two countries have already been working together for atomic power plants Chashma 1 and Chashma 2.

The contracts between the two countries have already been signed on 5th July 2013 in Beijing and on 25th July memorandum of understanding was verified.

The cabinet was informed that China is willing to contribute in the energy sector with two atomic power plants. This can reduce the crises in the energy sector of Pakistan to a certain extent and thus power shortage maybe recovered.

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