Thar coal project to be audited

Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh on Friday said that Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had endorsed a health and safety audit of the Thar Coal Power Project.

The provincial minister made these remarks during a meeting with energy department officials at his office, said a spokesperson. Sheikh continued the Sindh government has decided to conduct health and safety audit survey by an ISO certified firm of all the companies operating in all blocks of the Thar Coal project.

The approval will only be given to companies after health and safety arrangements survey by an ISO certified firm, he said. Imtiaz Sheikh added that this decision of the Sindh government would help ‘Thar Coal Power Project’ to be executed in line with the best practices, while any flaw or weaknesses identified during the health and safety survey, would also be rectified.

The minister continued that the Sindh government wanted to make the Thar Coal Power Project a state-of-the-art power project in accordance with international standards and no negligence would be tolerated in this regard.

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