Bilawal inaugurates 660MW Thar coal power plant

Bilawal inaugurates 660MW Thar coal power plant

Tharparkar (Web Desk): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated the Thar coal power project on Wednesday.

Addressing a ceremony after inaugurating the 660 megawatts coal power project, the PPP chairman termed the plant a pride for all of Pakistan.

He said that the entire country would benefit from the electricity generated by the plant.

Bilawal said his mother, the late Benazir Bhutto, had laid foundation for the Thar coal power project and he was proud to inaugurate it.

He said his had dreamed of providing electricity to Pakistan with Thar's coal.

"This is Pakistan's most successful project. This is naya Thar. This is naya Pakistan," the PPP leader said.

"This is what is called 'good governance'. This is what you call a 'mega project'," Bilawal said, adding, "Others only talked. PPP actually delivered."

The PPP chairman announced that the Sindh government will provide free electricity to the residents of Islamkot and Thar once the project starts generating electricity.

On this occasion, the PPP chairman announced a campus of NED University of Engineering and Technology would also be set up in Thar.

Earlier, in a tweet, the PPP chairman said, "I just inaugurated Thar coal power plant. The highest man made structure in Pakistan."

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah along with his cabinet members and other PPP leaders were also present on the occasion of the plant’s inauguration.

The Thar coal power project has a capacity to generate 660 megawatts and consists of two power generation units of 330MW each.

The project was completed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) flagship public-private partnership of Sindh government in 10 years.

The Sindh government has given the sovereign guarantee of $700 million for this project.