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PM lays foundation stone of LNG power plant in Jhang

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi laid down the foundation stone of a power plant in Jhang Saturday afternoon.
The 1,263 Megawatt LNG power plant is being constructed near the Trimmu Barrage. The project, which is estimated to cost USD800 million, is being funded by China and Punjab government.
The project is slated to be completed in 26 months. It will start power generation of 810 MW within 14 months and 1,263 MW once it is completed. 
CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, and federal minister Abid Sher Ali also attended the event. 
On September 29, an agreement was signed with a Chinese company to set up a 1263 MW LNG-fueled power plant in Jhang.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif vowed an end to the load shedding issue with concrete measures taken by the PML-N government.
The Chief Minister pointed out that all power projects have been completed speedily with utmost transparency.
Taking aim at his opponents, Shehbaz said, “If they cannot bring themselves to mention the names, they should at least appreciate the [development] projects.”
The Chief Minister said the first phase of power plants at Bhikhi and Haveli Bahadur Shah is already functional.
Sahiwal Power Plant and Solar Park Bahawalpur are being completed under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he added.