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China helps Pakistan to go beyond Modi's plan to propel India

  • published: Mar 24, 2017
  • Views: 5660

China helps Pakistan to go beyond Modi's plan to propel India

In the dusty scrub of the Thar Desert, Pakistan has begun digging up one of the world's largest brown coal deposits, dirty and substandard, to power new power plants that could revolutionize the country's economy.

The project is one of the most expensive among a set of ambitious energy projects that China is helping the country build as part of a $ 55 billion economic partnership. A $ 3.5 billion joint venture between neighboring countries will extract coal to generate 1.3 gigawatts of electricity that will be routed across the country on a new $ 3 billion transmission system.

"When I arrived, it was a mess. There was nothing here, "said Dileep Kumar, one of the first mining engineers of prime contractor Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co., standing atop the thousand-meter hole of the earth, busy with yellow trucks and diggers on the ground below. "Now, look, it was not possible without the Chinese."

On paper, Pakistan could be one of the largest economies in Asia, with nearly 200 million people spread over an area twice as large as California, from icy peaks of Karakorum to hot, dry coasts. the Arabian Sea. However, it remains hampered by corruption, political unrest, terrorism and poverty, all underpinned by a crippling energy shortage.

Solar Park ::

The country has natural gas reserves, four nuclear power plants and the largest dam in the world. Some 700 km north of the Thar mine, another Chinese company is building a solar farm eight times larger than New York's Central Park. Yet, the blackouts of electricity …

China helps Pakistan to go beyond Modi's plan to propel India

  • published: Mar 24, 2017
  • Views: 5660

China helps Pakistan to go beyond Modi's plan to propel India

In the dusty scrub of the Thar Desert, Pakistan has begun digging up one of the world's largest brown coal deposits, dirty and substandard, to power new power plants that could revolutionize the country's economy.

The project is one of the most expensive among a set of ambitious energy projects that China is helping the country build as part of a $ 55 billion economic partnership. A $ 3.5 billion joint venture between neighboring countries will extract coal to generate 1.3 gigawatts of electricity that will be routed across the country on a new $ 3 billion transmission system.

"When I arrived, it was a mess. There was nothing here, "said Dileep Kumar, one of the first mining engineers of prime contractor Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co., standing atop the thousand-meter hole of the earth, busy with yellow trucks and diggers on the ground below. "Now, look, it was not possible without the Chinese."

On paper, Pakistan could be one of the largest economies in Asia, with nearly 200 million people spread over an area twice as large as California, from icy peaks of Karakorum to hot, dry coasts. the Arabian Sea. However, it remains hampered by corruption, political unrest, terrorism and poverty, all underpinned by a crippling energy shortage.

Solar Park ::

The country has natural gas reserves, four nuclear power plants and the largest dam in the world. Some 700 km north of the Thar mine, another Chinese company is building a solar farm eight times larger than New York's Central Park. Yet, the blackouts of electricity …