Pak-China friendship gets a windy boost


China and Pakistan are two friendly countries that enjoy cordial relations and it is very encouraging that socio-economic cooperation has enhanced for the benefit of the people of both countries, said Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.
He said while addressing the Land Award Ceremony of United Energy Group (UEG)’s 500MW Wind Project held at the Chief Minister’s House.
“Due to frequent inter-country visits of Pakistani and Chinese delegates, various Chinese firms are coming forward for investment in Sindh,” Shah said. “The project initiated today will pave the way for prosperity and development in the province.”
He said that to further strengthen relations in all fields, the Sindh government has started Chinese language learning classes.
UEG Chairman Zhang Hong Wei thanked the government’s cooperation in allotment of land for the wind energy project. “Our primary focus is exploration and production of oil and gas and the company has strong footholds in eight districts of the Sindh province.”
The UEG has commenced work on 150MW wind power project located in Thatta and Jamshoro districts and the project will be enhanced up to 500MW, for which the feasibility, including environmental impact studies, grid connectivity, soil testing as well as the technical layout and design of the wind farm in one year time and commission by 2014, has been undertaken.