Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Engr Khuram Dastgir Khan says the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) has completed construction of 220 km long 500 kV Thar-Matiari transmission line in a record time.
He terms the project most important for Pakistan’s future energy needs through which coal-fired power generation in Thar will be integrated to the National Grid.
“The Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif took personal interest in this transmission line project, while Finance Minister Ishaq Dar played an important role in removing obstacles in the way of the material imported for the project. The project has an approximate cost of PKR 15 billion and has been completed by NTDC. The transmission line is undergoing testing and will be energized soon,” he told a press conference here on Friday.