KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the officials to make arrangements for setting up small hydropower units to generate six to seven MW electricity on irrigation canals to meet the energy needs of agriculture and irrigation sectors. Shah gave these directions while presiding over a meeting to review the National Power Policy 2013 at the CM house. The meeting was attended by adviser to CM on finance Murad Ali Shah, chief secretary Muhammad Eijaz Chaudhry, and other officals of planning and development, finance and power departments. Referring to the decision made at the Council of Common Interest (CCI) meeting held in Islamabad a few days ago, Shah urged to meet the energy needs in the province. He further directed the officials to expedite the process so that thousands of MW could be generated from coal and wind resources.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2013.