KARACHI: China Sindh Resources Private Limited (SSRL) Chief Operating Officer Li Jian said on Monday that the Thar Coal Block One project, an important part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is progressing rapidly. doing.
“Despite the Covid 19 epidemic and other obstacles, the mega project in Thar has gained momentum in recent days,” he said in a statement.
Sindh Energy Secretary Tariq Shah and Thar Coal Block One Power Generation Company CEO Meng Donghai and Li Jigan shared more details about the project.
Tariq Shah lauded the progress made in the Thar Block One project, which includes the installation of a 7.8 million tonne per annum (MTPA) open-pit coal mine and a 1.3 gigawatt highly electrically powered coal-fired power plant.
About 40% of the work related to coal mining has been completed while construction work on the power plant is also underway. The mining work will be completed by the end of 2021 and the first unit of the power plant will also start operating from 2022. The entire project will be completed by 2023.