Chinese firm buys Pakistani power utility

Chinese company buys majority share of Pakistani power provider as infrastructure cooperation tightens

Chinese firm buys Pakistani power utility

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Chinese company has bought control of Pakistan’s only independent power utility for $1.77 billion, local media reported Monday.

Shanghai Electric Power (SEP), according to local English daily Dawn, will own two-thirds of shares of Karachi-Electric after a deal was signed last week in Beijing.

Pakistani observers believe the deal is a sign Chinese investors are increasingly interested in Pakistan because of the $46-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which aims to provide Beijing with rapid access to markets in Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa through Pakistan’s Gwadar Port.

Last Mod: 31 Ekim 2016, 13:47
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