Pakistan has said that 14 coal-fired power plants, based on Thar coal, with a combined capacity of 6000 MW, will be installed by 2025.
An official of the Sindh Energy department said that the feasibility study for the 1320 MW Keti Bunder coal-fired project will be finalised by January 2018, and formal developmental work on the project will be started in January 2019. Rashid Hussain Qazi, Energy Department Special Secretary, said that the Keti Bundar will consist of four units. The project, he said, will be started with funding obtained from China. Financial close of the project is expected six months after completion of the feasibility study.
Rashid also said that a 341 km railway line would be constructed to transport coal from the Thar coal field to Keti Bundur, as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He said that by 2025, up to 14 power plants based on Thar coal would be producing 6000 MW in Pakistan.