CPEC: Shanghai Electric accelerates pace of work despite COVID at Thar Block-1
"The development work on mining has been completed by 20 percent and 15 percent on the power plant project."
The Chinese multinational power generation company, Shanghai Electric, has expedited the pace of work on mining and on the 1,320 MW power plant at Thar Block-1 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an official tweet, the CPEC Chairman, Asim Saleem Bajwa, shared the news saying, “The development work on mining has been completed by 20 percent and 15 percent on the power plant project.”
Update:Shanghai Electric has accelerated pace of work despite COVID,at Thar Block-1 both in Mining & 1320 MW power plant.
Progress -Mining 20%,power Plant 15%.Those interested,may apply for jobs as per ad below #CPEC #cpecmakingprogress #pakistanmakingprogress pic.twitter.com/MLkpYjCprk
— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) July 27, 2020
The Chinese power company started mining in Thar Block-1 in October last year to develop a mine and construct a 1,320 coal-fired power plant.
It emerged that Shanghai Electric and National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) have requested the Sindh government to allocate 100 acres of land at Jhimpir to construct a grid station to evacuate power generated from the wind corridor.
Moreover, the displaced families due to development projects will be shifted to a modern colony, which will be built by the Chinese company in Thar.
Earlier on Sunday, the CPEC Authority Chairman elucidated the federal government’s plan regarding the ongoing projects in Baluchistan.
In South Balochistan,current focus is on building roads for better connectivity and socio economic development. Hoshab-Awaran-Khuzdar &Awaran-Bela (shown dotted in purple) in focus to transform this region. #CPEC #pakistanmakingprogress pic.twitter.com/zpUj6akTjw
— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) July 26, 2020
He had said that the government is currently focused on building roads in South Baluchistan for better connectivity and socio-economic development.
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