Alternative energy: Sindh to allot 3,000 acres to Chinese firm

Published: December 30, 2011

United Energy group of China will be investing $78 million in Sindh for generation of 500 MW power in phases.

KARACHI: Sindh government has assured the United Energy Group on Thursday of providing them with 3,000 acres land in Thatta and Jamshoro districts by next month (January) for power generation projects.

The meeting, which was held at CM House, was informed that total 6,000 acres of land is required for the completion of projects, partly in Jamshoro and Sonda (Thatta). Out of the current allocation 2,000 acres will made available in Thatta while 1,000 acres in Jamshoro.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah chaired the meeting. Zhang Wei, Tariq Khamisani, Asrar Muhammad, Ali Abbas Mirza of United Energy group of China participated in the meeting. Chairman Board of Investment Zubair Motivala, Senior Member, Board of Revenue Sindh, Shahzar Shamoon, Secretary Coal and investment Younis Dagha were also present.

Chairman BOI Mr. Zubair Motiwala and Secretary Coal/ Investment Younis Dagha informed the meeting that the United Energy group of China is engaged in various projects in many countries. The group will be investing $78 million in Sindh for generation of 500 MW power in phases. The representatives of United Energy said that once the first project is finalised, they will start work on the second.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah said that the government is fully committed to provide incentives facilities to intending investors for investing in various sectors in the province so as to achieve the objectives of development.

Shah said that there are big opportunities of investment in Thar Coal & Energy project, wind power projects and other schemes in agriculture and irrigation sectors. said that Pakistan is in shortage of power, as such all maximum facilities would be extended for investments in this regard while the problems will be sorted out.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2011.

Reader Comments (2)

  • JuBKay
    Dec 30, 2011 - 2:31PM

    Right step but they need safety too, since last deadly incident after which they pulled out. If we give land to Arabs for agriculture & other for more why not Chinese for reselling power to locals.

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  • Interconnect
    Jan 1, 2012 - 1:24AM

    United Energy Group of China receiving warm welcome, with greetings for 2012. In times of deep recession in Europe, Americas, removal/reduction of subsidies in Europe, anti-dumping duties on wind towers, PV solar cells, and close downs of several Chinese plants of PV solar panels. Pakistan in view of GSP with China and reciprocal with Pakistan for PTA/MFN status would develop orders for Pakistan textiles in China. In terms of energy crisis situation United Energy Group would develop Renewable Energy Units of acceptance of standards of China to overcome the energy crisis in Pakistan. Show the world your renewable/alternate energy to the world community. This initiative for Wind for Pakistan we have a vaccum in energy which will be settled upon reciept of at least 100 wind tower, turbine and let the world the real China being distorted by eteekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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