Rs 90 billion to be spent on Haveli Bahadar Shah power project: Shahbaz

LAHORE, Pakistan: The Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that an amount of Rs 90 billion will be spent on the 1230-megawatt Haveli Bahadar Shah Gas Power Plant.

Talking to the media persons during his visit to gas power plant in Haveli Bahadar Shah area of Jhang on Monday, the Chief minister said that we had to fight both darkness as well as its supporters. He vowed that we would succeed on both fronts with the support of the people and grace of Almighty Allah.

The Chief Minister said that the elements desirous of our failure in journey to development, in fact, want to see the people unsuccessful but conscious people of Pakistan would not allow it to happen.

Shahbaz Sharif said that the development made in the energy production during the last four years had no example in the 70-year history of Pakistan. He vowed that domestic as well as industrial consumers would be provided required electricity.

The Punjab Chief Minister paid tributes to local and international experts and workers working day and night in scorching heat on this important project with commitment and passion.

In addition, he said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government was setting new records of development in Punjab while the opponents were engrossed in levelling allegations.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inspected the power plant and visited different areas of the plant including the control room and expressed his satisfaction over the speed of work.

The Chief Minister also held meetings with different engineers and workers there.

Talking to them, he said that they were doing national service by working on a project of national importance and this role would always be remembered in the history. He said that the project was a milestone for overcoming load-shedding.

Shahbaz Sharif said that 750-megawatt electricity production would start within a week which would help further decrease load-shedding.

The Punjab Chief Minister said that electricity generation will start from Monday night at Haveli Bahadar Shah Plant on trial basis. He said that the first turbine of this important project will start electricity production on trial basis.

The Chief Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the PML-N government’s efforts for overcoming load-shedding had started bearing fruit.

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