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Construction Of New Islamabad Airport Road To Be Completed Next

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News – 22nd Nov, 2016 ): Construction work of New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) link road is expected to be completed by end of December this year. Talking to APP, spokesman of the NHA, Kashif Zaman Tuesday said as per schedule the project was to be completed by March next year but it would be completed ahead of schedule. Briefing about the salient points of New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA),he said that total length of link roads is 26.

75 km while its construction cost is Rs 10.84 bn and its land cost was Rs.5.984 bn. He said the link road from M1/M2 interchange to airport is 5.5 km while cargo link road and periphery road length is around 12 km. The project is stated to be the shortest and the most cost effective approach linked to the parking of new state-of-the-art airport. It may be mentioned that the link road project was approved by the Prime Minister in January 2015. Work on new Airport is also on fast track which is scheduled to be operational by July 2017 to replace the overburdened Benazir International Airport.

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World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Vestas Seeks $2.2 Billion In South Punjab For Pakistan Wind Farms

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s biggest wind turbine maker, will help Pakistan’s Punjab government obtain $2.2 billion in finance needed for four wind farms in the southwestern part of the province.

The company based in Aarhus, Denmark, signed a letter of intent with the province’s chief minister to build the first 250-megawatt stage of the Quaid e Azam Wind Park, which may reach 1,000 megawatts, according to a statement issued by the Danish embassy in Islamabad. Vestas has identified potential sites for the future wind farms.

The deal is part of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s effort to halt blackouts that last as long as 18 hours. The nation relies on hydroelectric dams and fossil fuels for almost all of its 25 gigawatts of generation capacity and is also building fossil-fuel power plants.

“This project will contribute greatly to overcoming Punjab’s energy shortage,” Jesper Moller Sorensen, political director at the embassy, said in the statement. “The government of Denmark stands ready to support the Punjab government with building further capacity and expertise in the field of renewable energy.”

The first 250-megawatt part of the Quaid e Azam Wind Park is due to start in 2018. Vestas along with the Danish embassy will work with the government of Punjab to obtain funds to build all the projects, the embassy said in its statement.