Islamabad: A parliamentary committee was informed on 13th November that 14 coal-fired power plants based on Thar coal, with a combined generation capacity of 6000 MW, will be installed by 2025. The feasibility study of 1,320MW Keti Bunder coal-fired project will be finalized by January 2018 and formal developmental work on the project will be started on January 2019, Sindh Energy department said the Senate Standing Committee on Planning, Development. Briefing the committee on Keti Bundar project, Energy Department Special Secretary Rashid Hussain Qazi informed that four power plants based on Thar Coal would be constructed at Keti Bundar site for which feasibility study was underway. The feasibility of the project will be completed in 10 months and would cost Rs320.06 million. The project will be started with the help of consortium and funds will be obtained from China. The Sindh chief minister has already approved the preparation of PC-I of the project, he said. The feasibility of the project will be completed in 10 months while the financial close of the project will be achieved after six months of the completion of the feasibility study, he maintained.    

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