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."

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Thar Block-1

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.”

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.

Thar Block-1

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.

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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