CPEC: 500 KW grid station being constructed on fast-track basis in state-of-the-art Allama Iqbal Industrial City

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Aug 19, 2021

LAHORE, Aug. 19 (Gwadar Pro) - A 500 KW grid station is being constructed on fast-track basis on top priority at state-of-the-art Allama Iqbal Industrial City, a mega project under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) Chairman Mian Kashif Ashfaq said CPEC project was being given special focus on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Speaking to a delegation of investors here, he said that he had a fruitful meeting with Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Chief Executive Bashir Ahmad who told that the construction of grid was in full swing under the supervision of a team of highly qualified engineers and hoped to accomplish this task well ahead of schedule. He said the progress of grid construction was being monitored on a monthly basis to fully ensure the quality of work and standards of construction.

Mian Kashif said General Manager Sui Northern Gas Pipeline (SNGPL) and his technical teams had also given categorical assurance that sanctioned quota of gas would be made available at the industrial city soon after laying of pipelines.

He said that as desired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, investors would be provided with all facilities under one-window operation including new connections of gas and electricity.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking personal interests for timely completion of this gigantic project of national importance which would help bring industrial revolution mainly aiming at greater weal of down trodden and poor segments of the society besides ushering an era of prosperity and development.

The FIEDMC Chief said PM’s Adviser on Commerce Razak Dawood and Minister Industries Punjab Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal had assured full support and cooperation to achieve the targets.

He said in the first phase Rs. 7 billion had so far been spent in a transparent manner strictly adhering to rules and nearly 20 units had started production in the area of the first phase.

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