By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
News & Features Services)
A high level meeting, held in
Karachi on March 5 with Federal Minister for
Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael in the chair, finalized the strategy
for transportation of coal from ports to power plants.
The meeting which was attended, among others, by
and Shipping, Habibullah Khan Khattak,
and Shipping, Chairman PNSC, Chairman PQA and Chairman KPT, briefed the
Minister about coal-based power production with focus on improving handling of
coal imports their storage and transportation. Director General Ports
The Minister was informed about allocation of three berths exclusively for coal handling at
transportation to power houses through railway. He was told that terminal
facilities have been upgraded making round the clock cargo handling and
transportation possible. Karachi
It was pointed out that with reference to signing of agreements by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for setting up of coal-fired power plants,, preparations have been geared up at ports speedy port operations. Energy Coordinator to Chief Minister Punjab, Nadeem Aslam Choudhry, specially attended the meeting in this regard.
On the occasion, the Minister was briefed about mega KPT projects including Pakistan Deep Water Container Port,
and . Cargo Village
Later Senator Kamran along with Nadeem Aslam Choudhry, was taken on a harbor cruise to witness KPT's coal handling facilities.