Punjab govt is planning coal power plant in salt range: CM

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LAHORE, Feb 9 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz
Sharif presided over a meeting on Thursday in which mining,
availability of coals in coal power plant of salt range and
other important plans were brought under attention.
German consultant Johann Gotsis briefed about mining
techniques and availability of coal for the project.
Addressing the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif said the Punjab
government was planning coal power plant in salt range. He
directed to devise a detailed plan regarding mining,
transportation and other issues within 45 days.
He said, “Punjab is enriched with vast reservoirs of coal
and we have to move forward in the light of suggestions and
recommendations of experts.”
He said that model mining of coal was profitable and it
would be reviewed keeping in view experts opinions.
Provincial Minister Minerals Chaudhry Sher Ali Khan,
Secretary Mineral, Member Energy and D department, DG Mines,
MD Engineering Consultancy Services Punjab and concerned
authorities attended the meeting.