China-Pak Economic Corridor

Pakistan uproots mangroves to install coal-fired power plants

Date of Release: 
Nov 16 2015

At a time when international community is struggling to finalise a global climate action plan, Pakistan has removed mangrove forests on 205 acres of land to install coal-fired power plants of 1,320 megawatts.

The project, known as Port Qasim Power Project, near Karachi will be jointly carried out by Chinese Power Construction Corp Ltd with 51% and Qatar’s Al Mirqab Capital with 49% stakes in the project with a total cost of US$2.1 billion.

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