Islamabad: Imran Khan is the Prime Minister of Pakistan. According to press reports, a 600 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Matiari and Lahore (called “state-of-the-art” by the PM) was opened on Thursday (September 30). The 886-kilometer transmission line is expected to meet the country’s energy needs while also reducing line losses.

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According to the premier, the project is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and took three years to construct. He also remarked that the government’s primary objective is to complete the CPEC projects. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the administration has maintained to work on the project, which will now be accelerated even further.

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At the inauguration, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong stated that the project will improve grid system safety and reliability, optimise energy distribution across the country, and lower electricity costs. Although the Matiari-Lahore transmission line project was announced in 2013, actual construction could not begin until 2018.

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