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Govt plans nine power projects

ISLAMABAD, June 1: The government will initiate work on nine power projects during fiscal year 2012-13 as part of the implementation of power sector reforms and the plan to increase electricity generation capacity to 24,822MW by June 2013, according to budget documents.

The projects to be initiated include 121MW Allai Khwar hydel power project, eight units of Jinnah power plant of composite generation capacity of 96MW; 132KV Pringhabad, 132KV Pasinzai, 132KV Karakh and 132KV Kan Mehtherzal grid stations; and 1200MW imported coal-based integrated jetty and power plant.

The government also plans to rehabilitate units 1 to 13 of GENCO-II TPS Guddu, depending on the availability of funds. The Genco-II Guddu is installing a 747MW power plant with the help of China which will be completed in June 2013, according to the documents.