The massive coal reserves were discovered at the Thar Coal Block-1 site following the completion of an excavation effort coordinated by the Pakistani government and a Chinese company.
Coal miners’ efforts paid off in Sindh province when a massive coal deposit was located below 145 meters during the Thar Coal Block-1 site’s excavation project, which was finished on Monday morning.
According to experts, the Thar Coal Block-I coal reserves are comparable to 3 billion to 5 billion barrels of crude oil.
In the first phase, the government estimates yearly output at 7.8 million tonnes, according to a statement. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project evaluated the Thar Coal Block-I.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah commended the public on the finding of coal deposits in Tharparkar, calling it the provincial government’s second-largest achievement. Block one of the Thar Coal Field has resources of up to 3 billion tonnes of coal, which is equivalent to 5 billion barrels of crude oil.