Pakistan to receive $425M to improve power transmission system

Pakistan, Islamabad: The World Bank has approved $425 million to improve the national power transmission system in Pakistan.

The $425 million National Transmission Modernization Project-I (NTMP-I) will modernize the national transmission system to enable new power generation to reach consumers by upgrading, expanding and rehabilitating selected 500 kV and 220 kV substations and transmission lines.

“With a substantial volume of new generation now coming online, the strengthening of the transmission and distribution systems is critical,” said Illango Patchamuthu, World Bank Country Director for Pakistan.

NTMP-I will improve supply reliability and lower losses in the transmission network.

Source: Samaa