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PM inaugurates two coal power plants in Sahiwal

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    SAHIWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid the foundation stone for coal-based power plant projects in Sahiwal on Friday, Express News reported.

    Work on the collaborative project between the Punjab government and Chinese companies to set up two coal-based power plants of 660 megawatts each in Sahiwal will begin this month.

    “The coal project will generate 1,320MW of electricity and will be completed in 30 months with China’s assistance,” said Nawaz as he addressed Chinese delegates during the inauguration ceremony.

    He went on to add that Sahiwal would benefit from the motorway that will be built from Karachi to Lahore and will pass through Faisalabad.

    Further, Nawaz said, an additional 21,000MW of electricity will be generated that in the next ten years.

    “The government has been working to generate electricity and it is a pity that we have only been producing 13,000MW of electricity when the country has the capacity to produce 23,000MW,” said Nawaz.

    The premier was accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif.

    PM inaugurates two coal power plants in Sahiwal – The Express Tribune



    Gadani coal plants in Balochistan, Diamer dam in Gilgit, Dasu in KPK, Nuclear power plants in Sindh and now this in Punjab. Development is in every corner of the country. :pakistan:
     
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    Good development in terms of electricity generation. Hope next time i am in pak i won't have to suffer in unbearable heat.
     
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    Hi ,
    Just a silly question, why does pak press use "inaugurate" when actually the construction work begins.
    This is the first time I have seen inaugurate being used in this context. Generally Inaugurate means that the power generation is about to begin and the PM throws the switch , introducing the power into the grid , hence starting the regular operation.
    What is written here is should be referred as "laid foundation for" or if you want to use "inaugurate" it should be "inaugurated construction for"..... seems a little deceptive to say Inaugurated.
     
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    Its actually ground breaking....inauguration is indeed done when the production starts.
     
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    NS may not be the smartest cookie in the jar but he is after load shedding, now if they can only contain the theft!