Pakistan Opens New Nuclear Plant Built With China’s Help

This handout photograph released by Pakistan Prime Minister's Office on December 28, 2016, shows the Chashma-III reactor, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of capital Islamabad.
This handout photograph released by Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office on December 28, 2016, shows the Chashma-III reactor, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of capital Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated a nuclear power facility built with the assistance of China.

The plant at Chashma, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, adds 340 megawatts to the national grid. Beijing has already constructed two other nuclear reactors, with a combined capacity of more than 600 megawatts.

The three power plants at Chashma are known as C-1, C-2 and C-3 respectively. They are are part of broader plans to overcome long-running crippling power shortages in Pakistan.

“The next (nuclear) power projectwith an installed capacity of 340 megawatts, C-4, is also being built here (in Chashma with Chinese assistance). God willing, it will be operational and connected to the national grid in April, 2017,” Sharif told Wednesday’s ceremony.

READ MORE OF THIS STORY
SOURCE: VOA News Online

(Visited 115 times, 1 visits today)
About Cholo Brooks 13180 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.