The Commercial Operations Date (COD) Ceremony of China Power Hub Generation Company (Pvt.) Ltd. (CPHGC) was celebrated on 21 October, 2019. Chief Guests at the occasion were the Honourable Prime Minster of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan and his Excellency, Mr. Mr. Yao Jing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. They were joined by esteemed guests, including Mr. Jam Kamal, Honorable Chief Minister of Baluchistan, Mr. Tian Jun, Chairman of China Power International Holding Ltd and Mr. Habibullah Khan, Chairman of Hub Power Company Ltd.
They were joined by guests from various departments and ministries of Government of Pakistan, the Government of China, Pakistan Army and business leaders from both Pakistan and China.
The colorful COD Ceremony was held at the CPHGC Plant site in Hub, Balochistan. The event was covered by live broadcast on state television and garnered international coverage.
Being part of the Belt and Road Initiative and a priority project under CPEC, the USD 2 billion, 1320 MW Power Plant has been constructed in a record time of just 2 years. From the time of its groundbreaking on 21 March 2017 to its commercial operation in August 2019, thousands of Pakistanis and Chinese labourers and engineers strived day and night to make it a reality. The project is a joint venture between CPIH, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation of China, which owns 52.5% and HPHL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hub Power Company, of Pakistan which own 47.5% in the project.
CPHGC will generate almost 9 billion kWh electricity every year, meeting the electricity needs of approximately 4 million Pakistani households, significantly helping to contribute the electricity shortfall in the country.
During the construction phase, CPHGC also continued to actively contribute in the socio-economic development of its surrounding area. It hired local contractors to meet its needs of construction material, helping to boost the local economy in the process. It also actively participated through CSR initiatives, including the USD400,000/- Floating Jetty for the fishermen of Allana Goth, Football pitch in the neighbouring school, relief supplies for flood affected people of Lasbella and helping to clean Hub town.
CPHGC has also entered into an agreement with The Citizen’s Foundation according to which the company will finance the construction of a school in the Gaddani area.