The Thar Coal Project has started the electricity production of nearly 330megawatt. The power supply to the national grid station has also begun from the power plant.
Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) spokesperson appreciated the development and termed it as historic and said that initially 330MW would be produced and distributed to the national grid.
He mentioned that electricity production would be done in stages.
He said that Thar was one of the largest coal reserves with 175billion tonnes. He informed that they have attained the target of electricity production 3 months earlier than the set deadline.
Imtiaz Sheikh—the Minister of Energy for Sindh on the occasion confirmed the generation of electricity from Thar Coal Project.
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He also mentioned that the Thar Coal Project would help in getting rid of the energy crisis from the country.
In 1991 the Thar coalfields were identified for the first time.
Murad Ali Shah—the Sindh Chief Minister congratulated on the start of the project and said that it indeed is a great day for Pakistan. He said that the first 330MW power plants based on Thar coal synced with the national grid have started the electricity production and that he is grateful to Almighty to have played a small role as Sindh in putting Pakistan on the road to energy security.
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