Thar: Power generation starts from coal plant

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THAR: Power generation from Thar coal gasification project has been started after the hectic efforts of Pakistani scientists and successful experiments.

The currently the plant can produce one MW According to officials, power generation will be enhanced to 10MW by the end of this year and 100MW by 2016.

A renowned Scientist Dr. Samar Mubarak Mand told  in an interview that the Thar project has the capacity of producing one hundred megawatt of the electricity.

Ten wells have been dug up for Thar coal-fired power plant near Islamkot, each with a distance of 50 metres. After the gasification process, pure gas is connected to coal gas generators imported from China from where the electricity is produced, according to officials.