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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