'Only one block of Thar has coal reserves of 1.4bn tones'.


KARACHI -- Sindh Minister for Energy Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh has said that block VI of Thar coal had huge potential to produce gas, fertilizer and liquid fuel (diesel). Owing to this reason, Thar block VI had been included in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said while talking to Ms Naheed Memon, Chief Executive Officer of UK-based company Oracle, who called on him to discuss the energy related issues specifically about Thar block VI. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the Sindh government had intended to initiate Thar Coal block-VI as a national strategic project under the CPEC to develop coal mine, set up a 1,320 MW coal-fired power project, produce gas, urea and diesel. block-VI has estimated total coal reserves of 1.4 billion tones. Shaikh said that recently with the efforts of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Thar block VI had been included as a potential block for coal to gas to urea/fertilizer production in 9th joint coordination committee (JCC) meeting on CPEC held on 5th Nov 2019. During the meeting, both sides appreciated the concept to include Thar Block VI for coal gasification to fertilizer...

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