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Govt plan to run power plants on coal lauded

Islamabad: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday lauded the government’s decision to run three inefficient thermal power plants on coal. It also lauded Asian Development Bank which has agreed to finance the conversion project.

Initially, the move will not only enhance power production of Jamshoro and Guddu thermal power plants by 700 MW but also reduce production cost by Rs 7 per unit, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.Government, blamed for aggravating the energy crisis, should plan to covert more power plants to coal to reduce reliance on furnace oil, reduce production cost, and shrink oil import bill, he said.
However, Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that government should try best to run the power plants on local coal to improve the energy mix of the country.

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