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

Published: June 27, 2015
Shahbaz Sharif. PHOTO: EXPRESS

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.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Saleem
    Jun 27, 2015 - 1:29PM

    What will be cost of that electricity?

    Why Pakistani power plants are projected to produce electricity more than twice of what Bangladesh & India are producing? How can Pakistan be competitive with that kind of electricity? Is someone making money here? or we are doing disasters like Nandipur project? These are the answers that Shahbaz Sharif & Khawaja Asif must give.Recommend

  • Punjab
    Jun 27, 2015 - 1:42PM

    But all patwari’s shouting it for months that its working, its working…

    May be you also tell people that contract was awarded to a company who is related to telecom sector. Recommend

  • Listener
    Jun 27, 2015 - 2:37PM

    Until government decides to set-up power generation from cheapest source, power shortage problem will not resolve.Recommend

  • Hammad
    Jun 27, 2015 - 4:04PM

    All projects to benefit Punjab. Nothing for the people of KarachiRecommend

  • Idea
    Jun 27, 2015 - 4:11PM

    @Punjab: Get a life, 100 MW is working already, they are talking about remaining 900 MWRecommend

  • salman
    Jun 27, 2015 - 5:33PM

    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…..Recommend

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