The 300 MW coal fire-based power project at Gwadar would produce above 1000 employments for the native persons and decrease the electricity deficiency in the zone.
According to an official statement, the $542.32 million worth of coal heat-based power project having the capability to generate 300MW electricity would be originated under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor at Gwadar.
The land has been attained for the accomplishment of the project and the Gwadar Development Authority would manage the project. The region of Makran division has deliveries from Iran and power shortages in Iran have led to load shedding in Gwadar, Turbat, and Makran regions.
These regions are not linked with the national grid and are reliant on the Iranian power supply. The government is taking steps to attach these regions to the national grid to ensure a continuous smooth power supply to the domestic customers to deliver assistance in the winter season, said the official.
Moreover, Gwadar is a seaport city on the southwestern shore of Balochistan. The area is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea opposite Oman. The Gwadar port is tactically vital for international countries as sixty percent of China’s oil derives from the Persian Gulf by ships roving over 16,000 km in two to three months, challenging pirates, bad weather, political adversaries, and other risks up to its only commercial port, Shanghai, is now reduced to 5,000 km with whole year operation
The government has set a goal to improve the coal production to encounter national energy needs and take many processes to provide electricity to the customers at cheap rates.
According to a CPEC Authority official, the mega project would increase production with more output during the current year and the years upcoming, which would provide extra strength to the bilateral relations between Pakistan and China. He told the CPEC would start a new era of development and prosperity in Pakistan.