China assures cooperation in power sector

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – December 8, 2020
ISLAMABAD: Chinese envoy in his meeting with energy minister (EM) Omar Ayub Khan, Monday, reviewed progress of power projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and agreed to continue cooperation in the field of energy.

According to a press release, the ambassador of China, to Pakistan, Nong Rong called on the EM at his office in the federal capital.

EM Khan said the sustainable and affordable structure of energy tariffs will be beneficial for positive economic trajectory.

He highlighted the provision of power and energy to establishment of special economic zones (SEZs) and held it will boost economic activity along with creation of new jobs.

EM Khan apprised the Chinese envoy about initiatives by incumbent regime to curb the distribution and transmission losses in power sector.

He said the focus of incumbent is to lower the cost of power generation by increasing use of renewable energy.

Chinese ambassador Rong, appreciating incumbent regime’s commitment to reform the energy sector, said China is keen to work with Pakistan in the field of energy including power projects under CPEC.

He thanked and appreciated efforts the incumbent regime and energy ministry is extending to expedite progress in power projects under CPEC.

The CPEC authority chairman general (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa and special assistant to prime minister (SAPM) on power Tabish Gouhar along-with power secretary Ali Raza Bhutta were also present.