LAHORE - The first turbine of Nandipur power project will start production from next month. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the project.

The machinery of the project, which was to be set up at Nandipur, with the cooperation of China, kept lying at Karachi Port for about three years. During this period not only the expensive machinery became rusted but its parts and cables were also stolen. The present government took measures on priority basis for reviving Nandipur power project. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif held negotiations with the Chinese authorities for speedy implementation of the project and ensured shifting of the machinery to the site within a minimum period and resumption of the work.

Due to round the clock work, inauguration of the Nandipur power project even before the timeframe, said a statement issued by the Punjab government on Sunday.