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First Thar-coal based power plant starts generating power

KARACHI: The first 330-megawatt power plant based on Thar coal was connected to the national grid after it started generating power from the world’s seventh largest coal reserves.

This was announced by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on his official Twitter account.

“What a great day for Pakistan! The first 330MW power plant based on Thar coal synced with National Grid,” he tweeted. “Grateful to Almighty Allah, and humbled to have been able to play a small part as Sindh is firmly putting Pakistan on the road to energy security!”

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Work on coal mining in Thar block II, and power plant near the site of coal mining started in 2016 and was earlier scheduled to be completed by June 2019, but due to fast pace of the work, the project is said to have completed well ahead of the allotted time.



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