KARACHI: Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has inked an agreement for fuel supplies to Thar coal mines, stated an announcement on Thursday. It said that in order to maintain seamless HSD supplies to the Thar Mining Project Block II, PSO has entered into an agreement with the China East Resource Import & Export Corporation (CERIECO), the Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contractor of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC). The signing ceremony was held at PSO House.
The contract is for the entire project period of the EPC stage between CERIECO and SECMC and the O&M contract period between the same parties. The deal is of major significance as it ensures uninterrupted work on the Thar Mining Project, which is a part of the CPEC. The project is also listed among the prioritised projects of CPEC.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2016.
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