1000MW production through LNG system by June 2015

STAFF REPORT SIALKOT: The government of Pakistan has focused on developing the LNG system for power generation purposes in the country as the LNG system would be helpful in producing the cheaper electricity.

“The government would soon lay down a LNG pipeline between Karachi-Sindh and Punjab. The government is also establishing small power generation plants in Sindh and Punjab to produce electricity through LNG,” said Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif.He was addressing an important meeting of the Sialkot business community held at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here.Khawaja added that the projects of establishing the LNG power generating plants would be completed in 2017, which would pave the way of getting rid of the load shedding of the electricity across the country.

In the addition of LNG, he said that the government while using LNG gas in power plants, would be able to get 1000MW electricity by the mid of 2015, he further said.

The minister disclosed the Chinese energy sector companies were making hectic efforts to develop the Pakistans energy sector, as the Chinese companies would complete the projects of establishing several coal and hydel power producing plants in Pakistan till 2017.He added that the federal government has suffered a great financial loss of Rs. 16 billion in a month for providing the gas to countrys textile sector.

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