Gwadar: The 300 MW coal-fired power plant in Gwadar will create more than 1000 jobs for locals while also alleviating the region’s electricity need.
According to government sources, a $ 542.32 million coal-fired power facility with a capacity of 300MW would be launched in Gwadar as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The site for the project has been acquired, and the project will be overseen by the Gwadar Development Authority. The Makran division relies on Iranian supplies, and power shortages in Iran have resulted in load shedding in the Gwadar, Turbat, and Makran sectors.
These localities do not have access to the national grid and must rely on Iranian power. According to the source, the government is taking steps to connect these locations to the national grid in order to assure a continuous and smooth power supply to home users during the winter season.
The government has established a goal to increase coal output to satisfy national energy needs, and it is taking a number of steps to ensure that customers have access to affordable electricity.
According to a CPEC Authority official, the mega project will gain traction this year and in the next years, strengthening bilateral ties between Pakistan and China. He stated that the CPEC would usher Pakistan into a new age of development and prosperity.