Chinese experts return, to resume work on hydropower projects


Observer Report


Chinese technicians from Gezhouba Corporation, China Energy Engineering Group (CEEC) have returned to the front line of duty after the completion of the quarantine period.
They will resume work in Neelum-Jhelum hydropower plant, Suki Kinari hydropower station, Dasu hydropower plant, and Mohmand hydropower plant respectively, continuing to contribute their knowledge and strength for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), says a report published by Gwadar Pro on Monday. More than 500 Chinese staff for these projects who had returned home for the Spring Festival were stranded at home due to the pandemic, causing an acute shortage in manpower.
Also, the logistics and customs clearance of equipment and materials could not be carried out smoothly citing the same reason, hence it poses a challenge for the company to achieve the goal of these projects on schedule.
According to the arrangement, SK hydropower station is planned to complete the excavation and support of the main powerhouse and phase II closure of the dam by 2020.