Thar coal project to work by Dec ‘13

ISLAMABAD: Thar coal project will be operational from December 2013 that will bring prosperity in the country, said Dr Samar Mubarakmand member Science and Technology Planning Commission on Thursday.

Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan had enough coal reservoirs that could provide electricity to country for more than 500 years.

He said work on the projects was in progress and the first 50 megawatt (MW) gasified project has almost been completed.

The project to cost Rs8.898 billion, with a foreign exchange component of Rs5.847 billion that has been approved by the Executive Committee of National Economic Council last year.

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