Syed Murad Ali Shah—the Chief Minister Sindh on Thursday paid a visit to the Thar coal power project. He was briefed about the progress of the work by the Engro Coal officials.
The minister was informed that nearly 96 per cent work on the coal mining project and the power plant has been completed. The project would be producing electricity in the month of January or February in 2019 before its completion time. The project was scheduled to reach completion by June 2019, as per the work plan.
Chief Minister while conversing with the media on the occasion said that twenty billion rupees have been invested in the project so far.
Murad Ali Shah while talking about giving relief to the people of the disadvantaged areas said that the Thar Foundation was giving twenty thousand families food for their livestock.
He also informed that the work on the Thar Foundation Hospital has been ongoing and would reach completion with an approximated cost of two billion rupees.
He also mentioned that Pakistan would soon be all bright and shiny with the provision of electricity produced from the Thar coal. The minister said that nearly 80 cubic metres of underground water have been found underneath the Thar desert.
He also said that six villages of the region would be provided electricity with solar power and eight RO plants would be made operational via the Thar Foundation.
The Sindh government under a plan would be planting forty thousand trees in Thar, as informed by the Chief Minister of Sindh. He also vowed for the making of a master plan for Islamkot city.
A cheque of fifty million rupees was also given to the Thar Foundation by the CM Sindh.