Friday, 07 March 2014 19:51:27
Master Plan for Gaddani Power Park unveiled
KARACHI, Mar 7 (APP): The Master Plan for Gaddani Power Park
was unveiled Friday at Gaddani in a meeting between Chief Executive
Officer, Pakistan Power Park Management Company Ltd (PPPMCL), Nargis
Sethi and the Consultants including the Royal Hesconage, Lahmar
international and NESPAK.
The Master plan was prepared in five weeks time after
the present CEO assumed charge, showing the fast track approach adopted
by PPPMCL in realising the project.
With the launch of the master plan it has become possible for
investors to use it as a bankable document for raising funds.
The Master plan envisages construction of 10 coal-fired power
plants each having capacity to generate 660 MW.It also provides for
construction of a dedicated state-of-the-art coal handling jetty at
the site where coal will be unloaded.
There will be all required facilities including cooling plants,
conveyer belts, coal storage, ash disposal mechanism, residential schemes, hospitals, schools etc.The plan also envisages a dedicated power supply system connecting the plants with rest of the county's specially with Balochistan.
The CEO PPPMCL, Nargis Sethi talking to media on the occasion
said that the launching of the master plan in less then six weeks
since her taking charge of the project is a milestone and
manifestation of the seriousness the government attaches to the
She said that the government has been providing special
support to the project.She specially mentioned the support the
Government of Balochistan has extended to the project.
The CEO informed that negotiations are underway with investors
from many countries including China, Turkey, UAE etc for installation
of power infrastructure at Gaddani.
She said that they are closely following the developments at
Gaddani and their zeal indicates all success of the project.
While in the meeting with consultants, the CEO asked them to
undertake immediate measures for land levelling so that plot allocation could be made for power plants in shortest possible time.