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Thar coal project groundbreaking held

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and the Sindh government on Thursday broke ground to mark the beginning of coal extraction project at Thar coal bloc II, a statement said.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah attended the groundbreaking ceremony, along with the other government officials and senior management of Engro Corporation.

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company is a joint venture between Engro Corporation and the Government of Sindh, it said. SECMC has completed the feasibility study on Thar coal project, confirming the technical, commercial and environmental viability of the project, it said.

All the required government approvals have been obtained and the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved $700 million sovereign guarantee for the project, the statement said.

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