SANYA- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today said that the early harvest projects were important for Pakistan and their timely completion will give the required boost to the economy.
The Prime Minister said this at a breakfast meeting with Chinese investors in Sanya, China. Mr. Qui Yafu Chairman RUYI group, a textile company, and Mr. Wang Weng Zong CEO Huaneng Shanday,a power company, met the Prime Minister. The Chinese companies showed intentions to form a consortium for investment in power sector in Pakistan. They appreciated the investment policies of Pakistan and said that pro-investment policies have attracted them for investment in Pakistan. The Prime Minister said that the Chinese investment is important for Pakistan and it will bring Pakistan's economy into take off stage.
The Prime Minister added that there were several opportunities in energy and infrastructure sector which provided investment opportunities to Chinese investors. The Prime Minister assured full support and assistance of the government and told that the minor hiccups would be tackled. The two sides also exchanged documents showing agreement and intent of the two sides for investment in Sahiwal Power Plant.
The Prime Minister while talking to the media at this occasion told that the Chinese consortium had agreed to invest in Sahiwal power plant which is another milestone achieved in the energy sector projects. The Prime Minister said that the construction of the project will begin in May this year and will be completed by 2016. It will have two power plants each of 660 megawatt producing 1320 megawatts.