The Sindh Government has decided to start the mining of Thar Coal Block-II and its ground breaking ceremony will be held on 31st of this month.

The decision was taken during a meeting of steering committee of Thar Coal Energy Board in Karachi.

The project will be carried out by Sindh Government and the Engro Coal Mining Company as a joint venture.

During the first phase after the mining‚ a coal based power plant of 660 megawatt capacity will be set up. Later‚ its capacity will be increased to 1320 megawatt.

The electricity generated by this plant will be included in the national grid through a 230 kilometer long transmission line.

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