Prime Minister’s Visit to 720 MW Karot Hydropower Project
Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Karot Hydropower Project on Friday May 4th accompanied by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.
PM visited the construction sites and reviewed the progress of work on project. Mr. Lu Dongsheng-CEO of Karot Power Company (Pvt) Ltd briefed Prime Minister about the construction plan and that the project will achieve COD in 2021. This project has created job opportunities for more than 2000 local people.
PM Abbasi showed satisfaction with the progress on the project and stated that it is our top priority to meet the energy needs of country. He appreciated the efforts of China Three Gorges and Chinese Government for building Karot Hydropower project and emphasized the importance of Karot Hydropower project for Pakistan. PM Abbasi also said that Government would extend all possible assistance to Karot Power Company (Pvt) Ltd for successful execution of the project and help deal with any kind of issues being faced.