Pakistan’s Thar Coal could save five to six billion dollars of Pakistan, said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday during its inauguration ceremony.
330-megawatt coal power plant inaugurated under CPEC Block II in district Tharparkar today.
PM Shehbaz said that Thar coal will generate electricity with 10 rupees per unit during he was addressing the inauguration ceremony.
“It is a project, which is being completed with modern technology,” Shehbaz Sharif said. “These coal power plants would not create pollution,” he said.
“The region have massive 175 billion tonnes of coal deposits, it is a treasure in Thar,” the prime minister said. “Brilliant projects are being installed here for power generation. Women here operating RO plants, people getting jobs,” the PM lauding the effort in Thar said.
“In Pakistan 4,000-megawatt electricity being generated with coal,” Shehbaz said.
“Pakistan spending 24 billion dollars to meet its energy requirement,” he said. “The gas has become very expensive and out of our purchasing power. It will be a collective mistake if we fail to utilize this massive deposit of coal,” Pakistan’s prime minister said.
“We have to join hands to take steps, the coal can be transported with a coordinated system of railway,” he said. “The rail project will help in transportation of coal to every part of the country. This project could save the country’s five to six billion dollars in a year”.