MIANWALI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate power production from Chashma Nuclear Project – III today.
The 340 megawatt Nuclear Power Plant is a joint collaboration of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). This is the third project established after successful operation of Chashma-I and Chashma-II projects.
Chashma – IV Nuclear Power Project to be completed in 2017 and Karachi Nuclear Power Projects K-2 and K-3 will add a total of 8,800 MW electricity to the national grid by 2030 as a mid-term target for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
All nuclear power projects, including Chashma-III have been approved by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority for Nuclear Safeguards as per International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreements, thereby maintaining highest safety standards, a press statement released in this regard says.