KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the K-2 power project to meet the needs of electricity at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (Kanupp).
This is considered as the largest plant of in the country and it will generate 1,100MW electricity after accomplishment.
The premier felicitated the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission on the timely beginning of concrete pouring of K-2 power plant being built by the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).
Calling the event as ‘important day in Pakistan’s history’, the PM said this development is a testimony of cooperation between Pakistan and China in science and technology.
“The construction of K-2 and K-3 power plants will further strengthen the steadfast friendship between the two nations,” said PM.
The PM showed gratitude to the Chinese government, CNNC, and other Chinese organizations over their cooperating in the construction of nuclear power plants.
Earlier, the groundbreaking of K-2 and K-3 power plants was launched by the premier in November last year.
The World Nuclear Association had earlier reckoned to estimate the cost of this project at approximately $10 billion.
The mega project had been in the focus of media for some time with representatives of civil society organizations expressing lots of concerns over it, with the major apprehension being situated close to the city.
Moreover, as the PM arrived Karachi on a two-day visit, Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah warmly received him. On this visit to Karachi, defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan were also with PM.