Chinese Mining Company To Cut Production Over Non-Payment of Dues

Chinese Mining Company To Cut Production Over Non-Payment of Dues

  • The China-Pakistan relationship is facing threats with the latter not honouring the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) deal
  • This is as the federal government of Pakistan did not pay its due to the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for generating coal for its power plants
  • A statement released by the corporation showed that the country's last payment to the CMEC for its service was last year May

The relationship between China and Pakistan may deteriorate over the non-payment of dues by the Pakistan authority, Latest LY reported.

Recurring delayed payments have been a major problem between the two allies, and it is currently having a negative impact on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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Song Tao (C), head of the Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, attends the conference of The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Political Parties. Photo: Song Tao/China News Service
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A Chinese mine operating company has announced that it would be forced to cut its production of mine in Pakistan by 50% because of the country's non-payment.

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It was reported that the country owes the company that provides coal to many of Pakistan's coal-based power plants USD 60 million.

The China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) was responsible for the coal used in generating an average of 1360 megawatts of electricity by the power plants.

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As a result of the failure of Pakistan to pay the dues, the Chinese company had to cut down the extraction and provision of coal to the power plants.

This was fast, leading to missed opportunities and more liabilities being incurred for Pakistan rather than a cost-effective, productive economy and a more effective one.

The CMEC had warned the country that it would cut down a complete half of its production if the matter were not resolved within the next month.

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