islamabad - Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) on Wednesday approved processing of 4250 MW of power projects based on coal.

According to a Press release by PPIB, this approval was given in the 96th meeting of the Board held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Water & Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

The Board approved the processing of different projects after completion of the required formalities These include Hubco (660MW), Global Benefit Malaysia (660MW), Giga Energy (420MW), Yunus Brothers/Lucky Cement (660MW), Asiapak Hong Kong (2x660MW), Siddiqsons Group (330MW) Asia Petroleum (200MW). These power plants are proposed at various locations that includes Hub, Port Qasim, Karachi coastal area, Faisalabad, Gharo and Jamshoro.

In addition to these, Sino Sindh Resources having China Power International as partners, and Thar Power Company, which is a joint venture of Engro Energy and Government of Sindh have shown interest in developing 2x600MW and 2x330MW power plants respectively at Thar.

The meeting was attended by Ministry of Water and Power, representatives of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Federal Board of Revenue, Punjab, Sindh & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, AJ&K, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA.