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Planning Minister directs to expedite construction of Gwadar Power Plant

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has directed the authorities concerned to expedite construction of Gwadar Power Plant.

He was chairing a meeting here in Islamabad on Tuesday to review the progress on the project. The Minister said supply of electricity is essential in Gwadar and no delay will be accepted in this regard.

He said development of Gwadar Port City, New Gwadar International Airport and East Bay Expressway will transform Gwadar into a maritime trade hub for the region and will boost industrialization in Balochistan.

The 300 megawatt Gwadar coal power project is in the priority list of projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and is significant for energy infrastructure and economic development of the region.