ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The newly appointed Ambassador of China to Pakistan Nong Rong has said that China is keen to work with Pakistan in the field of energy including power projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
In a meeting with the Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan in his Office in Islamabad on Monday, the envoy appreciated the government’s commitment to reform the Energy Sector.
During the meeting, both sides reviewed the progress of power projects under the CPEC and agreed to continue the cooperation in the field of energy in the mutual interest of both Countries.
The Chinese ambassador thanked and appreciated the efforts of the government of Pakistan and the Ministry of Energy to expedite the progress of power projects under the CPEC.
Talking to the ambassador, Omar Ayub highlighted the provision of power & energy to the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), and said that it would boost economic activity along with the creation of thousands of new jobs in the Country.
The minister also apprised the envoy about the initiatives by the current government to curb the distribution & transmission losses in the Power Sector.
Omar Ayub Khan said that the focus of our government is to lower the cost of power generation by increasing Renewable Energy.
The federal minister said that a sustainable & affordable structure of energy tariffs will be beneficial for the positive economic trajectory of the Country.
The Chairman CPEC Authority General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Power Tabish Gouhar, and the Secretary Power Ali Raza Bhutta were also present at the meeting.