PCSIR work­ing on Thar Coal project

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istan Coun­cil for Re­search and In­dus­trial Re­search (PCSIR) is work­ing at Thar Coal project in or­der to over­come the en­ergy crises in the coun­try and was in close con­tact with Thar Coal Wing in this re­gard.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with APP, Chair­man PCSIR Dr. Shaukat Pervez said that PCSIR is also plan­ning to pro­duce gas from coal on larger scale and work on this project will start within two weeks.

The Chair­man said in­sti­tute of fuel technology of PCSIR is al­ready pro­duc­ing gas from coal on small scale and plan is to ex­tend it on larger scale.

De­sign is fi­nal­ized to pro­duce diesel from gas and fuel cen­ter of PCSIR is work­ing day and night to ex­pe­dite the process, he main­tained.

Re­ply­ing to a ques­tion Dr. Shaukat Pervez said PCSIR is one of the premier R&D in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try with a com­mend­able record of ap­plied re­search. "We have ev­ery plan in mind to im­prove the work­ing of the in­sti­tute", he added.

He fur­ther said PCSIR and FC Col­lege ( FCC) re­cently signed a MOU which en­vis­ages mu­tual col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween two in­sti­tu­tion in hu­man re­source devel­op­ment and R & D. The two in­sti­tutes will con­duct joint re­search projects and hold joint sem­i­nars, work­shops and train­ing cour­ses he said, adding PCSIR will also un­der­take to pro­vide in­tern­ships for FCC stu­dents in its lab­o­ra­to­ries.

To a ques­tion he said Fi­nan­cial sup­port pro­vided by Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (HEC) and Min­istry of Sci­ence and Technology (MoST) to stu­dents will be shared be­tween the two in­sti­tu­tions pro­por­tion­ately to their con­tri­bu­tion. Dr Shaukat Pervez said lab­o­ra­to­ries of PCSIR have a tra­di­tion of as­sist­ing aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions by pro­vid­ing fa­cil­i­ties to post­grad­u­ate and doc­toral stu­dents. Talk­ing about projects of PCSIR, the Chair­man said a so­lar in­sti­tu­tion of PCSIR is work­ing in Hyderabad and heaters and gy­sers are op­er­ated upon by so­lar en­ergy there. -App

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