Pakistan’s first and mega High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) project, Lahore-Matiari transmission line, will be ready by April.
According to official sources, the project, launched under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), would cost $ 1.68 billion and was the first HVDC project in the country and the second in the entire world.
They said the project would help evacuate 4,000MW power from plants in south to urban load centres in Punjab.
Work on the project was launched in December, 2018 across Sindh and Punjab, they said.
The transmission line was divided into eight lots, crossing desert, farmland, rivers, military area, national park, wildlife reserves gas pipelines, railways, highways, and several 500kV, 220kV, 132kV transmission lines on the way.
Regarding other investment in the transmission lines, they said no investment was made on up-gradation of transmission lines in past.