Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says that amid the skyrocketing fuel prices, the cheaper energy production from the Thar Coal Mines project would prove as a game-changer for development of the entire country.
He stated this while addressing the inauguration of the commercial operations of Phase-II of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company during his visit to Thar Coal Mines Block-II in Tharparkar on Monday.
He said the Thar Coal Project could help the government save up to six billion dollars as the expenditure on the import of energy including petrol and liquid petroleum touched 24 billion dollars.
Shehbaz Sharif said the federal government in collaboration with the Sindh government would chalk out a policy framework on the Thar Coal mines project, with an objective to connect it with other rest of coal-powered power plants in the country producing 4,000 megawatt of electricity.
He said that, the coal gasification could be used to make Syngas for fertilizers and would save billions in foreign exchange.
Prime Minister said Thar Coal Mines project would be connected on 23rd March through a freight rail track for the transportation of coal to other parts of the country.