Jul 16, 2020: Sindh Minister for Energy Sindh Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh has recommended to design and run 660 Megawatts Jamshoro Power Company Ltd (JPCL) plant-II on Thar Coal in order to generate 100 percent power through 'Thar Coal'.
Imtiaz Shaikh has made this recommendation in a letter written by him to Federal Minister for Power Umar Ayub Khan, said a statement on Thursday.
Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh said that Generation of 660 Megawatts of power in JPCL plant-II through Thar Coal would not only save USD 125 million per annum in forex but it would also provide 17.11 million USD saving in low cost electricity produced from Thar Coal.
In his letter, Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh termed that Generation of power through Thar Coal would be low cost, more convenient, feasible and in the best national interest.
Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh informed that for the conversion of JPCL plant-II on Thar Coal Sindh Government and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company are also been engaged in contact with power division.
In his letter Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh also suggested that the services of Pakistan railways would be taken for the transportation of Thar Coal. In this regard he suggested further that laying of railway track from Islamkot to new Chorr would be included in CPEC.