The Chinese largest private sector company, Kingho Group, has shown interest to invest $ 15 billion in power generation sector from Thar coal.

President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday urged the Kuwaiti financial and investment giants to help Pakistan overcome its energy shortages through financing and investments in major energy and infrastructure projects.

The president was talking to Director General of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) Abdulwahab Ahmad Al-Bader and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kuwait Investment Auth

JODHPUR: The Bishnoi community, for whom conservation is religion, joined the scientists researching on the flora and fauna of the desert in a first time ever joint biodiversity brainstorming on the arid lands of the Thar in Rajasthan and Kutch in Gujarat here.

Monsoon is the breeding season for Thar Desert

Sindh government and Engro Power Generation Limited on Tuesday signed an agreement for mining and generating 600-1000 megawatts power from Thar Coal fields on public-private-partnership basis. The agreement was signed by Aijaz Ali Khan, Secretary Mines and Mineral Development on behalf of Sindh Government and Asad Umer, CEO Engro Ltd and Khalid Mansoor, CEO Engro Power Generation.

RAPD analysis of DNA isolated from soils under Ker and associated open areas of Bikaner, Kodamdesar and Nagaur regions of western Rajasthan was carried out using six primers to find out the effect of Ker (Capparis deciduas) plants on microbial diversity.

A Chinese state-run company, Shenhua Group Corporation, which had rolled back its plan in 2006, is likely to invest $1.5 billion for setting up 1,000 Megawatts coal-fired plants, it is reliably learnt.

The Sindh government had started re-establishing contacts with the Chinese firm and was giving assurances that no hindrance would be put in place in the project, sources told Business Recorder.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has asserted that the Thar Coal and Energy Board is the only notified legal and authorised body to exercise all powers for deciding matters relating to mining and power generation from Thar coal.

He said this while presiding over a high-level meeting held here at the Chief Minister

The Sindh cabinet has decided to investigate alleged wrongdoings in the signing of memorandums of understanding for the Thar coal power project and take action against those responsible. The cabinet decided in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah here on Tuesday to expedite implementation of the project with the help of the federal government to overcome the energy shortage.

Beyond the Thar's austere barrenes, a battle of survival rages between the region's treasure trove of floral diversity and marauders like humans, animals and weather