Lat­est tech to be used in coal power: Ah­san

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Min­is­ter for Plan­ning, De­vel­op­ment and Re­forms Ah­san Iqbal has said that lat­est tech­nol­ogy would be used in power gen­er­a­tion through coal to en­sure safe en­vi­ron­ment.

He pointed out the per­cent­age of coal power gen­er­a­tion in the coun­try was very nom­i­nal which was less than one per­cent of the to­tal pro­duc­tion of elec­tric­ity. Talk­ing to a news chan­nel, he said the govern­ment was tak­ing pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures in trans­port­ing and us­ing coal to keep the en­vi­ron­ment free of pol­lu­tion.

Ah­san Iqbal said su­per­crit­i­cal tech­nol­ogy would be used in coal power plant which would be es­tab­lished with the fi­nanc­ing of Asian De­vel­op­ment Bank ( ADB) in Jamshoro. First time in the his­tory of the coun­try, the min­is­ter said that a mega Nu­clear power plant would be set up with power gen­er­a­tion ca­pac­ity of 2,000 megawatt. He said that Thar was en­riched with nat­u­ral coal reser­voirs and the in­cum­bent govern­ment was com­mit­ted to uti­lize it for pro­duc­ing elec­tric­ity to over­come power short­age in the coun­try.

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