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PM Shahbaz Sharif inaugurates 330 MW Power Plant of Thar Energy Limited

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated a 330 MW power plant under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Block II completed by Hubco Company in Sindh’s Tharparkar district.

The prime minister was given a detailed briefing about the CPEC projects by the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

The Chief Minister briefed that CPEC is a game changer for Pakistan’s economy. He said that generating electricity from Thar Coal required an extensive road network, bridges and an airport.

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The Sindh Chief Minister said that the Sindh government built the infrastructure of Thar by spending US$ 750 million.

Murad Ali Shah informed that according to the geological Survey of Pakistan, Thar Coal has 175 billion tons of coal reserves and it has a total of 13 blocks, we were working on Block II and Block I.

The Chief Minister further informed that in 2014, work was started on a coal mine power project under CPEC and in 2015, the federal government issued a sovereign guarantee for the project. He said that the power generation capacity of this power project will increase to 2640 MW by the end of 2022.

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Furthermore, he said that 23 schools have been established in the Tharparkar with the profits of Thar Coal project, in which 4061 students are studying; besides a 120-bed hospital has also been established in the district for the betterment of the locals.

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