Chinese firm shows interest in setting up power plant

KARACHI: Sindh government is committed to overcome energy crisis in the province by promoting investment in energy sector particularly in alternate energy , said Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while talking to a delegation of ‘China Coal & Power Investment Company’ at CM House.

The delegation said that they were interested in surface mining and installation of 2000 MW coal-fired power plant if they were give a block in the Thar coal-field if they were given space at Port Qasim area.

Sindh finance and energy minister Murad Ali shah suggested that proposed power plant could be installed at Keti Bandar if Thar coal is used, or at Lakhra where coal deposits were in abundance.

He told the delegation that the distribution and transmission of electricity was federal subject, but Sindh government would facilitate them if they decide to proceed with the project.

The delegation held a separate meeting with Secretary special initiative Aijaz Ali Khan and decided to start paper work. The Sindh government may allocate them block-11 or 12 of Thar coal field if they agree to take up the project, says a handout.

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