Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan, the Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division), inaugurated the 500/132 kV grid station construction at Allama Iqbal Industrial City near Sahianwala interchange, Faisalabad.
It is an integral part of the Special Economic Zones projects for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The grid station will provide dependable and consistent power to meet a 600 MW load requirement.
Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan emphasised the project’s significance in boosting the industrial sector during the groundbreaking event.
“The grid station is expected to cost Rs 20 billion to build, and we aim to finish it by January 2025. He added that a 1.5 km transmission line from Gatti-Ghazi Brotha will also link to this project. He congratulated the NTDC management for their efforts in starting new projects connected to grid stations and transmission lines.
The federal minister promised that the project’s import-related concerns would be swiftly rectified. He counselled the managing director of NTDC to work towards finishing the project before the deadline.
He continued, “Instead of whining, we should all work to advance our nation.”
The managing director of NTDC, Engr Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan, emphasised that two transmission lines have already been finished in a record amount of time. It includes a 500 kV Thar-Matiari and Polan – Jiwani (Gwadar) transmission line.
This is a significant step towards satisfying the energy needs of the industrial sector. It will promote regional economic growth with the installation of the 500/132 kV grid station. Thanks to the government’s dedication and the NTDC’s work, Pakistan’s energy infrastructure is developing, promising a better future.