China to lay North-South Gas Pipeline in Pakistan , MoUs signed

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By Muhammad Luqman

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Li Yanming, Vice President of Power China Limited witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Inter-State Gas Systems (ISGS) of Pakistan and Power China for laying of North-South Gas Pipeline at Sanya (China) on Monday.

“The pipeline would serve as a secure and continuous supply of affordable gas in areas currently showing increased demand for power generation and industrial use,” according to a statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad.

The Prime Minister is in China these days to attend the Boao Economic Forum.

The Prime Minister also witnessed the signing of another MoU between Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and Power China for construction of up-country deep conversion oil refinery and laying of a crude oil pipeline.

This project will help in reducing costs of petroleum products currently being transported via road from refineries in southern parts and also ensure uninterrupted supply.

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