Dar for timely completion of energy projects

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday directed the concerned authorities for timely completion of different energy projects.

He also desired for update on the progress of these projects on regular basis. The finance minister was chairing a high level meeting to review progress on development projects in the power and petroleum sector, including those, which are being undertaken under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Water and Power Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Secretary to Prime Minister Fawad Hasan and senior officials of the ministries attended the meeting.

The meeting was briefed about the progress on hydel, gas, wind, solar and coal-based projects being undertaken for enhancing power generation.

The meeting was also informed about the financial arrangements and the timelines being followed in respect of each project.

The meeting simultaneously reviewed arrangements for provision of gas to power projects and development of the required infrastructure.

The meeting was apprised that a large number of projects in both power and petroleum sector would be completed by December 2017, which would add up to 10,000 MW to the national grid and help resolve the problem of energy shortage.

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