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Sindh seeks EU help to develop Thar coal

Sindh seeks EU help to develop Thar coal

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to approach the European Union (EU) to benefit from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) in its quest to develop the Thar and Badin coalfields and overcoming the persistent energy crisis, Pakistan Today has learnt.
It would also seek the latest research data and information on the underground coal gasification technology from the EU that would assist in harnessing the coalfields.
Direct funding from the RFCS is restricted to

SEPA asked to frame laws for coal mining in Thar

KARACHI: The provincial government has instructed the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to develop legal and regulatory environmental standards on the pattern of international laws for large-scale coal mining operations at Thar coalfields in compliance with the World Bank’s guidelines, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sources said that the provincial environmental watchdog must frame the environmental laws before development work at Thar coalfields and other coal reserves of

Govt to complete infrastructure at Thar coal field

KARACHI: The Sindh government announced on Tuesday the feasibility study for Thar coal had been completed and some two billion tons of coal reserves were in block-II that would generate 5,000MW electricity for the next 50 years.
The announcement was made at a ceremony held at the chief minister’s House in presence of Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, provincial ministers and advisers of the finance, planning and development departments, and officials of the Engro Coal Mines