PM approves two more coal power plants



LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday approved two additional coal-fired power plants which are to be build by the government in Gaddani.The approval to this effect was granted by the prime minister in a meeting held here under his chair to review the pace of work on Gaddani power project. The prime minister said that attractive tariff for coal-fired power plants has drawn investors from around the world to Pakistan. He also appreciated the Chinese investment in energy sector, especially Gadani Power Park. Prime Minister Nawaz directed that sufficient funds be allocated for these additional projects in the Public Sector Development Programme. Earlier, the prime minister was given a detailed briefing on the status of the project. He was told that the feasibility study of the infrastructure installation would be completed by end of June, which included geo-technical investigation, water resource survey, jetty breakwater and cooling water intake system. The environment impact system study would be completed by June 30. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was told that the work on land levelling and grading on the site would start within three weeks and be completed in three months. 

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