ISLAMABAD: In a bid to fill the gap between the current power-production and the power-demand, the Pakistan government has come forward with a historical decision of establishing a mega-nuclear power plant – the first in the country’s history. The planned nuclear-power project is estimated to have a power-generation capacity of 2,000 megawatts.
Speaking on the Nuclear power project plannings, Pakistan’s Minister for Planning and Development, Mr Ahsan Iqbal said “We are working on it. For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a nuclear power project with a power generation capacity of 2,000 megawatts will be constructed. Other details about the project will be released soon”.
He added that the Government will continue to use the existing natural coal deposits to reduce the power-shortage in the country. “We have clearly examined, discussed and understood the problems of Power-shortage in the country. As of now, we intend to use the existing natural resources to scale-down the power deficit”.
“Super critical technology will be used in the coal power plants to ensure that the environment is not compromised. This project will be financed by the Asian Development Bank in Jamshoro”, Minister Iqbal concluded.
Pakistan has been facing an energy-crisis with about 5,000 MW power-shortage. Though the Nawaz-Sharif led government had launched several projects to bridge the gap, the efforts have been in vain as the power utilization has been increasing with rising temperature in Pakistan.