PM Nawaz inaugurates 40MW coal-fired power project in Faisalabad


FAISALABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday inaugurated a 40 megawatts coal-based power project at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd in Faisalabad today.

The 40MW power plant is the largest of its kind in the industrial sector of Faisalabad. The plant’s boiler is based on circulating fluidised bed combustion technology. It is equipped with continuous emission monitoring system which monitors 24/7 the emission of the gases in the air to protect the environment.

The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif unveiled the plaque of the project that has been completed in 27 months period costing Rs3.5 billion.

Addressing to the inauguration ceremony, the PM said that such initiatives by the private sector are extremely encouraging and will prove helpful in overcoming the energy shortage in the country, government is investing heavily in the energy sector to rid the country of energy deficit by 2018, he added.

In Faisalabad, the prime minister was accompanied by Minister of state for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Punjab Governor Malik Rafiq Rajwana, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal and Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir.

Source : Online




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