Printer Friendly

Sitting on 11th February 2019

List of Business  |  Summary of Proceedings

List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

MONDAY, THE 11TH FEBRUARY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Monday, the 11th February, 2019 at 02.00 p.m.

 

I.        (A)     RECITATION FROM THE HOLY QUR’AN.

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Energy Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

 

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 151 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SANJAY PERWANI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Minorities Affairs, Sindh may please to give answer/statement on the fact that is there any registration system for temple/churches in Sindh and what is the criteria?

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 163 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ALI GHULAM, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that in my Constituency PS-41 (Sanghar-I), the shortage of water has been seen in water supply line for Sanghar City; if so, what steps are taken by Government to resolve this issue?

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 176 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. GHAZALA SIAL, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that what steps have been taken to recruit more midwifery staff in the Province?

 

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO.175 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SHAHZAD QURESHI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that Shah Rasool Colony and Upper Gizri fall under my constituency that is (PS-111) and the local resident is suffering from Solid Waste Management crises. What steps are taken by the Government to resolve this problem?

 

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO.174 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. KHURRAM SHER ZAMAN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that in my constituency PS-110, severe shortage of water has been seen in Saddar Town area; if so, reasons thereof?

6.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO.169 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that condition of emergency ward of Lyari General Hospital, Karachi is very poor there is shortage of paramedical staff, medicine’s and medical equipment’s, so immediate steps taken by department, in this regard?

7.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO.173 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SIDRA IMRAN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement regarding malfunction of neonatal and women wards in Civil Hospital, Sanghar?

 

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

 

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 16 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYEDA MARVI FASEEH, MPA REGARDING OVERBILLING BY HESCO IN SHAHEED BENAZIRABAD.

 

VII.    REMAINING ONE HOUR DISCUSSION ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 13 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA REGARDING BY MISUSE OF COURT’S ORDER, KARACHI CITY HAS BEEN PUSHED INTO DEVASTATION.

 

VIII.     ANY OTHER BUSINESS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR.

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                        G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

10th FEBRUARY, 2019.                                                    SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ENERGY DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

MONDAY, THE 11TH FEBRUARY, 2019

 

*03.     Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

 What Steps being taken by the Government to promote usage of low wattage energy saver and LED bulbs in the Province alongwith any plans to subsidize the sale of such bulbs to reduce the load shedding?

ANSWER

 

            MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

The Government of Sindh is working on promoting the use of LED bulbs through its Directorate of Power Development (PDS) as per the guidelines of National Energy, Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) for creating awareness amongst consumers on the effective use of energy efficiency.

In order to circulate the awareness in the public, Power Development Sindh (PDS) in collaboration with Indus University conducted a joint Seminar on 14th May, 2018. The Government has no plan for giving subsidy on the sale of LED bulbs, however, it is planning to establish a full-fledged Directorate of Sindh Energy Efficiency & Conservation at Provincial level for facilitating, creating awareness & enforcing energy efficiency & conservation.

*39.     Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

 

What steps, if any are being taken to provide relief to the residents of Karachi from Load Shedding?

 

ANSWER

 

            MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

The K-Electric was privatized by the Federal Government in 2006 with the core objective to reduce losses and provide relief to the people of karachi. It is independently working under the administrative control of Federal Government.

 

At present, Federal Government has 3 Directors in the K-Electric Board of Directors. Government of Sindh has requested that at least one Director from Provincial Government may be included to monitor the operational capabilities of the KE, which has not yet been considered.

 

Govt. of Sindh has established 100 MW Gas turbine power project for supply of electricity to K-Electric. For this a 95 kilo meters transmission line has also been built by Sindh Transmission Dispatch Company (STDC) Govt. of Sindh. 

In addition to this, for electrification of villages under K-Electric licensed area, Rs.1584.00 million have been allocated for installation of infrastructure and providing electricity supply to remote areas of K-Electric.

The Energy Department, Govt. of Sindh with the support of World Bank has launched Sindh Solar Energy Project wherein all public sector buildings will be solarized through roof top solar program within next five years.

Further as reported by K-Electric, they have invested US$ 2 billion and added 1057 MW power generation since its privatization and have reduced losses from 36% to 20%.

In their future planning, they will invest 450 M USD for up gradation of transmission system and also planned to add 100 MW renewable energy projects.

As per their claim, there is no load shedding in industrial connections and upto 70% of City is out of load shedding area. These claims needs to be verified by Federal Government as we have no any administrative control on K-Electric

*55.     Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

 

The District-wise location of all commercial electrical power generating plants in Sindh along with their generating capacity, fuel source and actual production in M.W. as on June 30, 2018?

 

ANSWER

             MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 The District-wise details of electrical power generating plants in Sindh alongwith fuel source as on 30th June, 2018 are given as under:

 

S.No

District

No. of Plants

Fuel Source

01

Karachi

05

01

Natural Gas Gas/Furnace/Coal

02.

Thatta/ Jhimpir Noori Abad, Jamshoro

23

01

 

Wind Gas

03.

T.M. Khan

01

01

Baggase

Gas

04.

Tando Allahyar

03

Baggase

05.

Jamshoro

07

01

01

09

Gas

Coal

Oil & Natural Gas fired Thermal station

06.

Noori Abad

near Karachi.

01

Gas

07.

Sanghar

01

Baggase

08.

Shaheed Benazirabad

01

Baggase

09.

Ghotki

 

03

01

Natural Gas

Baggase

10.

Naushahro Feroze

01

Baggase

 

Total

52

 

 

Details of generating capacity and location of each power plant are attached at Annexure placed on the table of the house.

 

*994.   Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

(a)      Whether it is fact that there is a plan to generate 2400 M.W electricity from Thar coal;

(b)      If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof along with cost and present status of the same?

 

ANSWER

             MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 Yes, Energy Department is facilitating Tharcoal project and in the coming years production of electricity through coal would increase to 2574 MW as per plan given below.

 

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) - A joint venture project with Sindh Government is working at Thar upto the mark and completed 97.8% of  its first phase of construction of 3.8 Metric Ton Per Annum (MTPA)  coal mine for supply of coal  to  Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) , setting up  2 x 330 MW  plants to be completed by June, 2019. Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company's (SECMC's) 3.8 Metric Ton Per Annum (MTPA) mine construction is carried out at a cost of USD 1.1 Billion. After the completion of phase-I, the future plan are as under:

Mine Phase

Incremental

Capacity

(Mt/a)

Cost of

Mining

USD

Power Plan IPPs

Phases Increased

Capacity

(MW)

Total Capacity

(MW)

Phase-I

3.8

845

EPTL(2x330MW)

660

660

Phase-II A

1.9

 

 

216

 

 

Thar Energy Ltd

(1x330 MW)

330

990

Phase-II B

1.9

 

Thal Nova

 (1x330 MW)

330

1320

Phase-III A

1.8

 

 

500

 

Siddiqsons

(1x330 MW)

330

1650

Phase-III B

3.6

Lucky Electric Company Limited

660

2310

Phase-III C

0.4

 

Jamshoro Power

Company Limited

264

2574

Total

13.4

1561

 

 

2574

 

SECMC and Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) achieved financial close of 3.8 Mt/a mine and power plants in April, 2016 respectively. Thereafter the site work was accelerated and now 95% of its construction work has successfully completed and they are en-route to adding the first electron generated on Thar Coal to the grid very soon.    

 

 *996.   Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

(a)   Whether there is any plan to start electricity generation projects;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof along with present status of the same?

 

ANSWER

 

            MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 The role of Energy Department is of facilitating private entities in establishing electricity generation projects.

 

 In the first phase of the project Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) is setting up 2x330 MW power plants which will be completed by June or early July, 2019 . Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) achieved its financial close on 4th April, 2016 and thereafter the project made rapid progress by achieving 97.8% of the total plan at the year-end 2018. The project is currently in its commissioning phase and expected to add its first unit in the grid very soon and start  commercial operation upto the end of June or early July, 2019 .

 

However, other private electricity generation projects in progress are as under:

 

-    Lucky Electric Power Company Limited has achieved financial close of their 660 MW plant in

     June, 2018.

-   Thar Energy Limited & Thal Nova Power Company Limited will be achieving the same in early 2019.

-   Siddiqsons Energy Limited (330 MW) are targeting financial close in early 2019.

-   Jamshoro Power Company (330 MW).

-   Black Gold (a subsidiary of Arif Habib Group) 660 MW - -  -  Liberty Thar Power Company Limited    550 MW are in discussions with SECMC to finalize their Coal Supply Agreement.

 

In addition to above, a Chinese Firm M/s Sino-Sindh Resource (SSR) is also at the advance stage at Block-I and almost completed requirements to have financial close. The total cost of this project is estimated to US$ 1.1 billion for 2x660MW power plants with initial mine capacity of 7.8 metric tons per annum (mtpa).  

 

 

 

KARACHI:                                                               G.M UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 10TH FEBRUARY, 2019                          SECRETARY

                                                                                PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH