LAHORE: National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL) has completed construction work of 220KV Grid Station at Khuzdar alongwith 274km long transmission line from Dadu to Khuzdar with a cost of Rs 7620 million, financed by Japan Bank (JICA).
MD NTDCL Engr Tahir Mahmood has said that this transmission line has been connected with national grid and started power supply to Balochistan. He said that, the project is envisaged to meet power demand of remote areas of Balochistan and indeed, is a gift from government of Pakistan to the people of Balochistan. Since they were facing multiple problems due to the only transmission line which was supply power to Quetta from Guddu-Sibbi-Quetta transmission line.
While elaborating the details of project, Engr Tahir Mahmood said that during the construction work and laying of transmission line, NTDCL engineers, staff and contractors faced lot of adversities owing to difficult mountainous terrains, poor situation of law and order in far-flung areas of Balochistan. However, they set aside all difficulties and worked day and night to complete this vital project for the people of Balochistan.
This project will improve voltage level, power capacity as well as overall power supply of Balochistan. It will also benefit industrial, agricultural, and commercial sector, hence, will lead the country to prosperity, he added.
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