Bilawal inaugurates first coal power project in Tharparkar

11:25 AM | 10 Apr, 2019
Bilawal inaugurates first coal power project in Tharparkar
THAR – Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday inaugurated the first coal based power project in Tharparkar.

The PPP chairperson was accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, his cabinet colleagues, senior government officials and diplomats of various countries, including China.

The power plant has a capacity to generate 660 Megawatts and consists of two power generation units of 330 Megawatts each.

This project was completed under CPEC flagship public-private partnership of Government of Sindh in ten years’ time.

For this project, the Sindh government has given the sovereign guarantee of 700 million dollars.

According to a report by Bloomberg, the region can produce enough coal to generate 15 GW in 10 years. This cheap alternate to imported fuel can help the country overcome a chronic energy shortage that has been wiping off 2 percentage points from economic growth every year.