CPEC wind power project symbol of Pak-China friendship

The wind power project under CPEC is anther symbol of Pak-China friendship, which is a major contribution to Pakistan’s economic growth.

CPEC wind power project symbol of Pak-China friendship

“Through the construction of projects under CPEC, we can bring Chinese experience, equipment, and standards to Pakistan,’ said Sun Qiang, General Manager of Three Gorges Wind Farm Pakistan Limited, yesterday.

The project company belongs to a subsidiary of the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG).

Three Gorges Second Wind Power Project, located at Jhimpir, Thatta District, Sindh Province, 90KM west from Karachi, was listed as an actively promoted project in CPEC in August 2014. Sun Qiang participated in its construction in 2016.

Back in 2016, when the plane landed at Jinnah Airport in Karachi, Sun Qiang was shocked by the backward infrastructure of the airport, and could not associate it with the decades-old Eurasian transit station. The road from the airport to the project, which passes by Pakistan’s main highway – M9, also left him a deep impression.

By the time of constructing the second wind power project, with a relatively mature market established, China-Pakistan energy cooperation in all aspects has been continuously upgraded, further promoting the sound development of the local power market.

Sun said that now the total installation capacity is 150,000 kilowatts, with an annual electricity output of 430 million kilowatts, which can meet the needs of 1.5 million local households for about a year.

“The project created around 800 jobs at the peak of construction. During the operational period, it still provided approximately 150 jobs, including around 40 technical positions like engineers and about 110 service positions for day-to-day operations.”Sun added.

Originally published at The nation