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Nuclear power plant construction begins in Pakistan

The first part of an 8800 MW nuclear power drive has commenced in Karachi, Pakistan.

The 1000 MW nuclear power plant, which is being supported by Chinese expertise is set to cost in the region of $4bn according to Energy Business Review.
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A part of the Karachi Coastal power project, which involves construction of two nuclear reactors having a production capacity of 1000MW each, the plant is scheduled to be inaugurated by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Local sources were quoted as saying by the Express Tribune news agency that the government has allocated the first payment from the $1bn to the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) to initiate development work on the project.

The plant is scheduled to take seven years to start power generation and the PAEC has set an overall target of generating 8800 MW with nuclear power plants by 2030.

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