KARACHI: The Sino Sindh Resources Private Limited (SSRL) received four awards for its commitment towards community welfare at the 14th Annual International CSR Summit, a statement said.
The company won accolades in the categories of Green energy initiatives; education and scholarship; women empowerment and community service and welfare at the 14th Annual International CSR Summit in Islamabad hosted by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH).
SSRL Chief Executive Officer Li Jigen stressed that the SSRL is completely focused on fulfilling its corporate social responsibility and intends to carry out major projects aimed at the progress and wellbeing of the local population of Thar.
SSRL is a subsidiary of Shanghai Electric, which is working on a mega China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Shanghai Electric is working on a coal-electricity integration project in Block 1 of Thar Coalfield, which is a “CPEC” priority implementation project. It includes construction and operation of an open-pit coal mine with an annual output of 7.8 million tonnes and 2X660MW supercritical lignite power station.
“On the sidelines of this mega project we are carrying out a series of steps that will benefit the local population of Thar,” Jigen said. “Our company is fully aware of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and will make all our efforts to fulfil them,” he added.
State Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib was the chief guest at the 14th Annual International CSR Summit and Awards where Federal Railways Minister, Azam Khan Swati was also present.
The Thar Coalfield is the number one in Asia and seventh in the world. The Block 1 open-pit coal field covers an area of 150 square kilometer, and the estimated total lignite resource reserve is about 2.6 billion tonnes. Block 1 is the largest open-pit coal mine under construction in Pakistan.