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First unit of Thar coal to contribute 330MW

THARPARKAR: The first unit of Thar coal power plant is likely to contribute 330MW of electricity to the national grid by December 2018, six-month ahead of the given schedule. According to details, so far 92 per cent of work on coal mining and 93 per cent work of power plant have been completed. 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 being completed well…

First unit of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower project to start generation next year

ISLAMABAD: First unit of 969 MW Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project would start generation in February in 2018. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was apprised this in a meeting held to discuss the affairs of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) on Friday in Islamabad. Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen (Retd) Muzammil Hussain briefed the meeting about the ongoing and future water and power projects. The meeting was informed that among the ongoing projects, work on Kachhi Canal having capacity of irrigating 72,000 acres…