Pakistan and China inks deal with setting up nuclear power plant

Pakistan and China Increasing  strategic cooperation between the two countries, China and Pakistan had signed an agreement for $4.8 billion with Pakistan to set up a 1,200-megawatt nuclear power plant

Pakistan and China inks deal

Pakistan and China’s recent updated defence meeting had set up a 1,200-megawatt nuclear power plant, furthering Pakistan its capacity for clean and sustainable energy production, while meeting the growing energy demands of the country and reducing its dependence on fossil fuels. “Investment from China in this project to the tune of $4.8 billion sends a message loud and clear that Pakistan is a place where Chinese companies and investors continue to show their trust and faith,” Pakistan PM Sharif said. At present, Pakistan’s total nuclear energy production capacity had rose to 1,400 MW, when the country’s sixth nuclear power plant opened two years ago. Located in the southern port city of Karachi, that 1,100 mw plant was also constructed with Chinese assistance.

What is the deal between China and Pakistan’s nuclear power plant?

On the date 20 June, Pakistan signed a Chinese agreement for a 1,200 MW nuclear power plant in the Chashma nuclear complex in Pakistan

When did Pakistan and China sign an agreement for the peaceful use of nuclear power?

In 1986, China agreed to the past o provide Pakistan with power reactors and a variety of nuclear-related products and services, such as research and technical support for uranium enrichment