First of its kind: Solar Power Project will start working in December, reveals Nawaz

PM was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of 100MW solar park project in Bahawalpur.


Saqib Nasir May 09, 2014
Express News screengrab of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the ceremony.

BAHALWALPUR: The Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park will start working in December, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif revealed on Friday during the groundbreaking ceremony in Bahawalpur of the 100MW solar park project.

He said that the power project will increase its electricity production to 1000MW in two to two and a half years.

"Pakistan comes to a complete halt if there is no electricity," stated the premier.

Nawaz also questioned the work that was being done by previous governments with regards to the energy sector, stating "what was going on in the past 10 to 15 years".

'Gwadar, state like Dubai'

Speaking about the development of the city of Gwadar during the ceremony, Nawaz stated that it "will be a state like Dubai, a state like Singapore, a state like Hong Kong."

He further said that it will be turned into a modern city with a state-of-the-art airport and a free port.

COMMENTS (42)

a.khan | 8 years ago | Reply

In December, hmm, just when Punjab is enveloped by dense fog. I wonder how planners decide when a project should launch. Maybe they just read tea leaves.

Bob | 8 years ago | Reply

And Fools rush in!

Gimmicks, Gimmicks and more Gimmicks. Mian will never change nor will Pakistan, as I can understand from above comments of innocent, easily fooled people of Pakistan.

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