Against all odds : Kiran Sindhwani first female engineer at CPEC from Thar


Kiran Sadhwani who hail from unforgiving Thar desert is first Thari female Engineer at CPEC Thar coal Power Project.

When Kiran Sadhwani opted to study engineering she had no idea that one day she would have the privilege of becoming the first Thari girl to be appointed an engineer at the Thar Coal Project and that her dream to serve her region would come true.

After completing her BS from Mehran University of Engineering Technology, Sadhwani applied for the job after she learnt of openings in the project. She could have easily gotten a job in Karachi or another big city after graduation but she preferred to work for her region and serve her community.


About Thar coal project

Project Surface mine in block II of Thar Coal field, 6.5 million tons/year
Primary Energy Input N/A
Technology Open Pit Mining
Location Thar-Block-II
Province Sindh
Estimated Cost (US $ Million) 1,470
Executing Company / Sponsors China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) / Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC)
Coordinating Ministry Ministry of Water and Power / Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources
Supervising Agency Thar Coal Energy Board (TCEB)
Project Progress Update
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved.
  • IA/EA signed.
  • 3.8 metric tons per annum (MTPA)
  • 76 m depth achieved
  • COD expected 2018/2019

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