China pledges investments in Pakistan's non-existent coal sector

Last Modified: Thu Apr 14 2016 09:35:43 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 4
    coal fired power plants to be set up in Pakistan as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
  • 1,980 MW
    Installed generation capacity of these plants once fully operational. The estimated cost of the plants is US $2.8 billion.
  • 2
    coal-mining blocks in Thar have been identified to feed the power plants. The estimated cost of setting up the infrastructure and making the plants operational is US $2.2 billion.
  • 2018
    Estimated year of completion. The Thar power plants and surface coal mines are expected, along with other coal projects in Port Qasim, to solve Pakistan’s energy crisis.