ISLAMABAD: Project implementation agreement was signed by Private Power and Infrastructure Board’s Managing Director Shah Jahan Mirza and State Grid Corporation of China Chairman Shu Yinbiao.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi attended the agreement for construction of 878km 600-kilovolt HVDC bi-pole transmission line from Matiari to Lahore.
Under the contract, which is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, two convertor stations with AC switching stations at Matiari and Lahore; two electrode stations for each end and three repeater stations along the route of the line will also be constructed. The project has a completion time of 27 months and commercial operation date has been fixed at March 1, 2021.
Published in Dawn, May 15th, 2018