Bahawalpur solar power park project to be completed by 2016: Punjab CM

Pakistan, China resolve to expedite work on the 900MW power project


Web Desk June 27, 2015
Shahbaz Sharif. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PUNJAB: Pakistan and China agreed on Saturday to complete work on generating 900 megawatts of electricity in Bahawalpur Solar Power Park by 2016, Radio Pakistan reported.

"The project will be completed by 2016 while 300-megawatt of electricity will be generated from the power park by the end of this year," Punjab Chief Mister Shahbaz Sharif said during a meeting with a Chinese delegation in Lahore.

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"The government has assured the Chinese company that all possible facilities will be provided to ensure that work can be finished on time," Shahbaz added.

The Punjab chief minister upheld the solar power park project is part of China, Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Earlier today, Pakistan and China decided to jointly establish ‘IIU New Silk Road School of Technology’.

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This was agreed in a meeting between a Chinese delegation led by educationist Din Hai Tao and International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai. The delegation also consisting of Chinese entrepreneurs offered faculty and management support for the school.

COMMENTS (6)

salman | 5 years ago | Reply well done SS...2200 MW nuclear power plants are being installed in karachi, and be positive always...india /bangladesh ki kia cost hay? kia proof hay un ki cost ka? we must applaud good acts rather acting as flies who always sits on.....
Idea | 5 years ago | Reply @Punjab: Get a life, 100 MW is working already, they are talking about remaining 900 MW
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