外文标题：$10 billion Pakistan nuclear power plant to be built by China
KARACHI: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today inaugurated construction work on a China-backed $10 billion nuclear power plant here.
The Karachi Nuclear Power Plant II (Kanupp II) with the capacity to produce 1,100 MW electricity is being built with the assistance of China, which has become the biggest investor in energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan.
"This project is an example of the healthy friendship between Pakistan and China. We are thankful for the continued support of Pakistan by the Chinese government," Sharif said.
He also congratulated the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission on the timely start of the project after its foundation was laid in November 2013.
Built for an estimated cost of USD 10 billion, the project was in the spotlight due to opposition by civil society activists who alleged that it was being built in violation of environmental laws.
The start of work on Kanupp II will pave the way for the construction of Kanupp III, also with a planned capacity to produce 1,100 MW, to be built with Chinese help.
Peter Palms (United States of America)
Thanks to China India is getting a new nuclear power plant.I wish China would also repair the Interstate highway system and the bridges and railroads of the U.S. as the budget has not yet been found for this
Cull the Malecha (India)
The project is very costly & quality will be doubtful!
Bheem Bhat (Bangalore)
China always helps Pakistan. This is not a new thing.
Great reward by China to a terrorist country
Vijay Bali (india)
India to keep watch and be careful
Good for us and nothing to panic on what China is doing for Pakistan. Ultimately with out knowing the future the Pakistan is selling their country to china. Pakistan & china fell these things will hurt India But do not know in what way but nothing is going to happen
shyam singh (mehrauli delhi)
Not good for India
Van Lko (lk)
Built by china ..paid by US ,,,used by beggars