China Tour: Solar energy being given priority, says Shahbaz

Published: October 25, 2013
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A solar energy park is being constructed in Punjab to generate 1,000 megawatts electricity. PHOTO: FILE

A solar energy park is being constructed in Punjab to generate 1,000 megawatts electricity. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: 

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that government is giving priority to solar energy sector as a short term strategy for controlling energy crisis.

Addressing Chinese investors in Xinjiang, the chief minister said a solar energy park is being constructed in Punjab to generate 1,000 megawatts electricity. He said there is a need for Chinese cooperation for the implementing this project.

Shahbaz Sharif also visited factories producing solar energy equipment in various cities of China and expressed keen interest in the manufacturing of windmill, power transformers and solar cells.

Talking to the media before his departure from China, Shahbaz Sharif said that Chinese investors have expressed interest in setting up a solar panels factory in Punjab. Provincial Energy Minister Sher Ali Khan said the visit of Punjab CM has opened up new avenues of Chinese cooperation.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 25th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • ahmad
    Oct 25, 2013 - 11:21AM

    good work shahbaz sharif

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  • sid
    Oct 25, 2013 - 7:33PM

    China will not set up factory anywhere may be assembly plants………..

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  • touseef
    Oct 25, 2013 - 10:58PM

    Give money and get panels forget assembly in pakistan. Build it yourself

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