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CDA to plant 500,000 saplings this spring

CDA to plant 500,000 saplings this spring

ISLAMABAD – The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to plant 500,000 saplings during the upcoming spring tree plantation campaign. The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi on Wednesday. The meeting, besides reviewing progress on ‘Clean and Green Islamabad’ campaign launched in 2008, also fixed targets for the upcoming spring plantation drive.
According to a press statement, 180,000 saplings will be planted in the urban

Tuwairqi Steel Mills to enhance plant capability

KARACHI – Tuwairqi Steel Mills Limited (TSML), a subsidiary of Al Tuwairqi Holding of Saudi Arabia, and STX Corporation of South Korea have agreed to collaborate in a bid to develop TSML DRI Plant’s capacity to produce Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI). The two parties have reached agreement during a recent meeting held at TSML head office where TSML Director (Projects) Zaigham Adil Rizvi and STX Corporation Team Leader Sang-min Han signed a MoM (menmorandum of meeting).
Under this MoM,

Thatta plant begins palm oil extraction

KARACHI – Industries and Production Federal Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani has indicated that Pakistan has started experimental extraction of palm oil at the first ‘palm oil extraction plant’ constructed in Thatta district’s coastal belt to increase the production of the oil which is presently largely imported.
With high demand for palm oil across the country, local production in the coastal regions of Sindh and Balochistan will significantly reduce the import bill for this

First bio-fertilizer plant inaugurated

LAHORE – Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal on Saturday inaugurated the first bio-fertilizer plant in the country which has the capacity of producing 5,000 bags of fertilizers daily. Seed Corporation Managing Director Syed Muzafar Mahmood, MNA Afzal Khokhar, senior columnist Mujeebur Rehman Shami and more than 1,000 farmers participated in the inauguration ceremony. The speaker while addressing the participants said that this plant would help in overcoming the shortage of

Turkey in talks with France on nuclear plant

ANKARA – Turkey is in preliminary talks with France for the construction of a nuclear power plant but Japan has the priority, Anatolia news agency quoted Turkey’s energy minister as saying on Friday.
France has expressed interest in building the plant and French energy companies Areva, EDF and GDF Suez have submitted certain proposals, Taner Yildiz said, without elaborating.
“We are evaluating this on the condition that talks with Japan have the priority,” he said, according

Plan to set up coal-based power plant scrapped

KARACHI – The Sindh government has scrapped the plan to set up a coal-based power project for production of at least 50MW from the vast natural reserves in the Lakhra coalmine in Jamshoro, it has been learnt.
Well-placed sources in the Sindh Coal and Energy Development Department told Pakistan Today that the government had included the feasibility study for establishment of a 50MW coal-fired power plant in the Lakhra coalfield in the budget for 2010-11 with an allocation of at

Turkey to install 150mw power plant in Punjab

LAHORE – In order to overcome current power crisis, a 150 megawatt power plant will be installed in Punjab with technical support from Turkey, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced after his return from his official visits to Turkey and the United kingdom.
Talking to journalists at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, the chief minister said that the Punjab government signed multiple agreements with the Turkish government in various fields like environment, education and

Pervaiz inaugurates 201MW power plant

LAHORE – Water and Power Federal Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf inaugurated the 201MW Reshma Power Plant in Raiwind on Saturday. The plant is currently contributing 40MW as test generation to the national grid.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, he said that energy was the greatest challenge to the present democratic government that was inherited by the previous regime. The failure of the past government was manifested from the fact that it did not add even a single mega watt to

P&G inaugurates Ariel plant at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Procter and Gamble Pakistan inaugurated its state of the art Ariel plant at Port Qasim earlier today. The plant will manufacture P&G’s premium detergent brand, Ariel in Pakistan by combining breakthrough technology with world class innovation.
The opening ceremony was held in the presence of Acting Governor Sindh Nisar Ahmad Khuhro.
The ceremony was also attended by global and regional P&G executives including P&G Global Operations Vice Chairman Werner Geissler,

Defence Cogent Plant yet to produce electricity

KARACHI: Defence cogent power plant is not functioning for six months due to compressor faults and the Defence Cogent Ltd (DCL) management, major share holder of the project, is not willing to repair it, sources said on Monday.
The plant is the only steam power plant of the city that can produce 84 megawatts but is switched off because the DCL management claiming scarcity of funds required for plant reparation, sources told Pakistan Today.
The plant generates electricity as

ABD likely to give $100m loan for Uch-II Power Plant

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is likely to approve on December 13 a private-sector loan of $100 million – with a political-risk guarantee of $50 million – for the 404-megawatt Uch II Power Plant in Balochistan.
The project involves the construction, erection and operation of the low British thermal unit (BTU) combined cycle power-plant. Uch II would be constructed adjacent to the 586 MW Uch 1 Power Plant at Dera Murad Jamali, which has been operational since 2000.