ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will review progress on the country's first 1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Power Plant today (Tuesday) that would go into production by end of 2017. 

The project is being undertaken under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and boasts some of the most modern equipment for power generation.

According to the officials working at the Sahiwal Coal Power Plant, it would kick off commercial operation on experimental basis by December 2017. The plant would consume four million tonnes coal annually.

A new conveyor belt is being installed at the Port Qasim to meet the heavy requirements of coal for power generation. The coal would be transported through rail link to the site of the plant. 

The project when completed would help reduce energy shortfall in the country and will be a symbol of Pakistan-China friendship.