11,000 schools to be shifted to solar energy

Punjab Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik said that 6,000 primary schools had been shifted to solar energy


APP January 10, 2020
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MULTAN: Punjab Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik said that 6,000 primary schools had been shifted to solar energy while 11,000 more would get the environment-friendly source of power by end of this month.

Presiding over a monthly performance review meeting held on Thursday, the minister said that the government was focusing on environment-friendly and cheaper sources of electricity to benefit the masses.

Malik said that Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park and Punjab Power Development Board registered record profit by virtue of better management. He said that financial close of Punjab Thermal Power Limited would complete by the end of January. He said Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant would start generating power after resumption of gas supply from Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and the profit from the company would be utilised on health projects to benefit people. He added that the programme would also benefit 1.8 million students.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 10th, 2020.

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