Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Project

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  • File Sep 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021

This project brief discusses the various adverse impacts of the Sahiwal coal-fired power project on the surrounding villages, located amid the agricultural plains of the Punjab Province. The power plant is mainly creating a challenge of water availability and water quality in the area, impacting the air quality, and limiting the access of villagers to markets, educational institutes and public health facilities.

Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Project is one of the projects initiated under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has an installed capacity of the 1320 MW and located amid the heart of agricultural plains of Punjab, in the proximity of Sahiwal city. The project is operational since 2017 providing 6% of the electricity supply in the country. However, for the locals, the project has not been a good tide since its inception — and for the right reasons.