PM Imran inaugurates 1,100 MW Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-2

PM Imran inaugurates 1,100 MW Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-2

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 (K-2).

He unveiled the plaque in Islamabad at a virtual ceremony simultaneously held in Karachi and Beijing as well.

The 1,100 MW K-2 Nuclear Power Plant is a state-of-the-art Generation III nuclear power plant equipped with state-of-the-art safety and security arrangements, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Addressing the ceremony, the Prime Minister said he is happy to inaugurate K-2 Nuclear Power Plant, established with the Chinese cooperation, on the special occasion of 70th anniversary of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties.

“The plan will provide 1,100 megawatts of clean energy to Pakistan, which is of vital importance for Pakistan that has been facing adverse impacts global warming,” PM Imran noted.

Her expressed confidence that the project will greatly benefit Pakistan in respect of technology transfer and training of the youth in addition to supply of clean energy.

PM Imran said Pakistan and China have a unique relationship, which is getting fortified with every passing day.

“The people of Pakistan have emotional attachment with China believing that it always helps us in the hour of need, the premier said, emphasizing on further enhancement of people to people contacts.

Imran Khan said Pakistan is desirous of learning from China in various sectors, including managing the fast expanding urban centres, poverty alleviation and controlling corruption.

He said the scope of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being expanded from the connectivity and power sector projects to establishment of economic zones and agricultural technology.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman China Atomic Energy Authority said it is a great occasion that we are inaugurating the K-2 power plant on 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.

He said China and Pakistan have been extending support to each other and cooperating in various fields. He said the two countries have also been cooperating in peaceful use of nuclear energy.

He expressed the hope that bilateral cooperation will further expand in days to come.