Delays in construction of a 180 km transmission line from Jamshoro to Keti Bander are threatening the future of a power project at Keti Bander, forcing the Sindh provincial government to take up the issue with the federal government. A date for start of construction of the line is yet to be fixed.
The threatened project was to be constructed by Consolidated Electric Power Asia (CEPA). The coal-fired scheme was to burn imported coal and later coal from the Thar coalfield. The project must provide international financiers with a completion date before it can achieve financial closure, which must happen soon. CEPA has itself offered to construct the transmission line. If it cannot strike a deal by the beginning of this month, it is unlikely work will start before 2000.