Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday inaugurated the country's fifth nuclear power plant C-4 at Chashma, Mianwali area, reported DawnNews.

The C-4 plant is capable of generating 340MW electricity.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, PM Abbasi said that the project would help the country's energy problem.

The Chashma nuclear power projects units, C-1, C-2 and C-3 have already been successfully contributing to the national grid, he said, adding that two large nuclear power plants, K-2 and K-3, were also under construction that he hoped would be operational soon.

Abbasi said that the nuclear plants produce economical electricity; more power generation projects would be launched in Chashma and Muzaffarabad areas, he added.

The prime minister thanked the government of China for its cooperation and said that the projects could not have been completed without the support of Chinese people and the government.

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