Shahbaz Gill said that the new plant, which has been built with the help of China, is equipped with Generation-3 (G3) technology which is currently one of the most modern technologies in the world. is.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the 1,100 MW ‘Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-2 (K-2)’ on Friday. Shahbaz Gill, the special assistant to the Prime Minister, gave this information on Thursday. According to Gill, 1,100 MW of power will be immediately transferred to the National Grid after the inauguration of the project.
Earlier the K-1 nuclear power plant was set up in the 1960s. Shahbaz Gill said that the new plant, which has been built with the help of China, is equipped with Generation-3 (G3) technology which is currently one of the most modern technologies in the world. Shahbaz Gill said in a tweet that on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Pakistan-China friendship, the plant will start generating electricity from tomorrow.
Completion of another project
Inshallah tomorrow Prime Minister Imran Khan 1100 mega
Watt’s K-2 nuclear power plant will be inaugurated. Inshallah, this 1100 MW power plant will be added to the national grid tomorrow. Earlier, K-1 nuclear power plant was installed in the 1960s. A new plant looks like 60 years ahead.
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) May 20, 2021
Pakistan’s first nuclear power plant
Shahbaz Gill said that 2021 would be the 30th year of nuclear cooperation between Pakistan and China. In March, The News reported in its report that the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission had announced that the K-2 would be connected to the national grid for effective and reliable electricity. K-2 is the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Pakistan with a production capacity of 1,100MW.
According to Pakistani media, its inclusion in the national grid will help improve the economy. Pakistan is hoping that K-2 will almost double the production capacity of nuclear power plants. On 1 December last year, the loading of nuclear fuel was started at the plant after getting approval from the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA).
World Bank will donate 11 billion rupees
Pakistani media is claiming that A second project named K-3 is also in the completion stage and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2021. Explain that the World Bank has approved the provision of giving US $ 153 million (11 billion rupees) to help Pakistan’s vaccination campaign, which is facing the third wave of Corona. The World Bank’s announcement of giving money to Pakistan has come at a time when it has said that it will help the poor countries to buy and distribute the vaccine.
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