Chinese Companies keen to invest in Hydropower projects

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Islamabad, Aug 25: The Chinese Company was keen to make investment in the upper Indus hydropower projects. A delegation of Chinese energy company, *Three Gorges Corporation* led by Mr Qin guo Bin,Chief Executive called on Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, here in his office in Islamabad. According to press statement issued on Tuesday, Khawaja Asif extended full support for the Indus Energy cascade like,Diamer Basha, Bunji, Thakot and other hydropower projects which have the capacity of 35,000MW. The delegation requested that a basic data might be provided for the review work on 7to 8 hydropower projects on the upper Indus, and minister said that that chairman WAPDA would give full data, along with finance division would facilitate and cooperate them . The Minister highlighted the importance of the hydropower power projects in the reference of Chinese Pakistan Energy Corridors and said that as the CEPEC was coming on the River Indus so Mega Projects in Energy sectors would put new dimensions to CEPEC. The minister also appreciated the Chinese companies’ efforts in the overall infrastructure developments in the country and hoped that through each passing day the relation would be strengthened.

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