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Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that Thar Engro Coal Power Project is operational, and Shanghai Electric Coal Power Plant will also come online very soon. The 1,320 MW (660×2) coal-fired power plant is being developed at an estimated cost of around $1.912 billion.

Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 11th IEEEP Fair 2022 as the chief guest at Expo Centre Karachi.

The speciality of this project is that electricity will be produced using the locally source lignite coal from Thar coal mines. Thar coal project is expected to achieve the production target of 2,000 megawatts of electricity, this year.

While addressing the attendants of the IEEEP fair Khurram said that the IEEEP Fair presents a unique opportunity to electronics and electrical and renewable energy exhibitors, consultants as well as trade visitors to share their views, cultivate understanding of the latest developments and technological expertise in the engineering industry and also explore various innovative, and affordable solutions to engineering-related challenges.

He appreciated IEEEP Karachi and Badar Expo Solutions for organizing such an event that benefits an entire industry.