Islamabad (Agencies): Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday said that 85 percent work on 660kV Matiari-Lahore HVDC Transmission line project had been completed.
The SAPM took to Twitter and said that the transmission line will evacuate power North-South and resolve one major issue.
Update:660kV Matiari-Lahore HVDC Transmission line Project.will evacuate power North-South,resolve one major issue.Scope;4000MW Evac Capacity, 886KM,1972 Towers.
Cost:USD 1.658 Billion
— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) August 8, 2020
Asim Saleem Bajwa, who is also Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, said the transmission line would have a capacity of evacuating 4000MW of electricity.
The line is 886 kilometers long and there are 1972 towers along the line and cost of the project is $1.658 billion.
The project has also created over 2,212 direct jobs for locals.