Pakistan, China discuss partnerships

Chinese companies presented their expertise in power transmission, agreed to meet with Pakistani power sector

Our Correspondent May 10, 2024
Deputy PM Ishaq Dar meets Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Zheng Jianbang on the sidelines of the OIC Summit in Banjul, the Gambia on May 5. — Foreign Office


Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Ahsan Iqbal, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi, and Ambassador of Pakistan to China, Khalil Hashmi, convened with three leading Chinese companies specialising in power transmission and distribution: Power China, TBEA Co Ltd, and Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute (EPPEI), a subsidiary of China Energy, according to a press statement released on Thursday. The meeting took place at the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing.

The minister informed the companies about the transmission losses faced by the power sector in Pakistan and encouraged them to provide assistance through technological, innovative, and cost-effective means.

The Chinese companies presented their expertise in power transmission and highlighted their practical application in other countries. It was agreed that Chinese experts would meet with Pakistani power sector officials visiting Beijing next week. Additionally, the Chinese companies would share a list of questions to gather detailed data related to Pakistan’s power sector.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2024.

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