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PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Thar Coal – A Most Viable Option for Providing Energy Security to Pakistan

Karachi, May 12, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has huge lignite coal reserves in Thar estimated to 175 billion tons. The quality of Thar Lignite Coal is at par or even better than the lignite mined in other parts of the world. Renowned international companies like RWE Germany, SRK United Kingdom, Sino Coal China, North East Coal Bureau China and China Coal Technology and Engineering Group have done detailed feasibilities in Thar and all of them concluded that Thar Coal Mining is technically, economically and environmentally viable project and this coal can be used for power generation and other petro chemical uses.

Presently three companies viz, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Oracle Coalfields UK and Sino-Sindh Resources China have completed their Detailed Feasibility Studies and their projects of open cast mining are expected to start within this year. These three projects has total power generation planned in the first Phase is 2100 MW by 2016.

The government is giving high priority to the development of Thar Coal by providing enabling environment to the project developers and required infrastructure like roads, water, transmission line etc. The Thar Coal is the future of Pakistan’s Energy Mix and it is the most viable option for providing Energy Security to the Country.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +9221 99202019
Cell: +92300-3524057 (Ext: 336)

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