KARACHI- Power Cement Limited (PCL), an Arif Habib Group company, is setting up a new cement plant in Nooriabad to raise its production capacity to 3.37 million tonnes per year. Power Cement Limited CEO Kashif Habib informed a group of journalists visiting PCL’s existing plant that the new plant’s total cost is Rs25 billion ($235 million equivalent) and has also attracted foreign debt financier’s interest. The new project will use the latest technology from FLSmidth, the top international cement equipment supplier, and will cater to local and international standards. PCL has recently installed environmental friendly, state of the art efficient bag houses, replacing all the electric precipitators at its existing plant, which were inaugurated by Environment Protection Agency Director General Naeem Ahmed Mughal on the occasion of the media visit. This upgradation has resulted in achieving much better control of dust emissions than the emission limit value of 300mg/Nm3 specified by the Environmental Quality Standards applicable in the country.
On the occasion, PCL Chairman Nasim Beg said, “Arif Habib Group believes in investing in areas which encourage development and boost economic activity by creating jobs while remaining conscious of our social responsibilities.”