Quaid-e-Azam solar project: PM orders completion of project by April

Company had earlier committed to completing the project by Sept, 2016

APP July 05, 2015
PM Nawaz Sharif chairs the meeting on Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Project. PHOTO: APP

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday directed that Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Project should be completed by April 2016 to enable the country to overcome energy shortages at the earliest.

He issued the directives while chairing a meeting to review progress of the 900MW solar power generation project, which is prioritised under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The prime minister was briefed that 50MW of the project would be completed by August 14, 2015 while, a total of 300MW would be operationalised by the end of December this year.

Zonergy had earlier committed to completing the project by September 2016 but following the orders of the premier, its representative assured that it would be completed by the first week of April 2016, said a press release.

Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif was also present in the meeting. Representatives of Zonergy, the Chinese company working on the project, MD NTDC and officials from Punjab government attended the meeting.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2015.


M Saleem Chaudhry | 8 years ago | Reply Did the worthy P.M bothered to review what other old projects are lying uncompleted before focussing on these new mega projects like Quid-Azam solar project? What about 159 most fragile railway bridges which were planned to be repaired in 2007,8 years ago? What about untapped installed capacity of power generation units due to lack of requisite resources? What about ditchy and badly damaged link roads in interior even major towns like Lahore? What about missing incubators and ventilators in hospitals resulting in deaths of thousands of infants and other poor patients?
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