Sindh Engro Coal Mining: Thar villages get free WiFi

Published: March 12, 2017
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HYDERABAD: Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) on Saturday inaugurated the first free WiFi villages in Tharparkar.

The inauguration ceremony was performed the SECMC’s Chief Executive Shamsuddin Shaikh and journalist Reham Khan.

Shaikh informed that two villages which have been given access to free Wifi are Tharyo Halepoto and Senhri Dars, which are located near the project’s site in Thar Coal block II.

He added that in the second phase all the schools in the block II will be provided with free WiFi.

The company’s $2 billion project involves the coal mining and production of 660 megawatt electricity from coal by 2019.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2017.

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  • Diljeet Kumar Gyani
    Mar 13, 2017 - 4:37AM

    Please don’t!
    Don’t mock the poor villagers who are even deprived of the basic necessities. Being from Thar myself, I can say with confidence that it will do more harm than good. Provide them other more important facilities first and then the technology. Starting with clean drinking water and basic healthcare would be great. Then fundamental education, which would also enable them to make good use of the ‘gift’ that the Internet is. Otherwise they’d only waste their time and energy on the distracting and useless websites and services. Recommend

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