ISLAMABAD: In order to address economic empowerment of women and the energy crises of the country, Project Solar Bibi was launched in Islamabad on Saturday.
The project is a joint venture of the Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) and Ministry of Science & Technology.
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Training session for the first 50 Solar Bibis began on Saturday and will end on Monday.
Solar Bibi is the flagship project of the E-Solar Programme of Centre for Information Technology, a department under the Ministry of Science & Technology.
Fatima Aneela, head of the E-Solar project, said the reason for the unique name is that it targets women of remote areas.
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These Solar Bibis after getting necessary training, will teach using solar energy run equipment in their respective communities.
Aneela added that in coordination with PCRET the ministry aims to train 1,000 Women as Solar Bibis.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2016.