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Korean company interested in solar energy project in Balochistan

A Korean company has expressed its interests in investing in solar energy projects in Pakistan, including installation of a 300-MW solar energy project in Quetta.

In this connection, a three-member delegation of the company, Concentrix (CX) Solar, called on the Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, here on Tuesday and apprised him of their planned power plant project in Quetta. The delegation was led by Dr Choi Moon-sok, the CEO of Concentrix (CX) Solar. The Chairman of Board of Investment (BOI), Saleem H. Mandviwalla, was also present.

The Korean delegation also discussed various other proposals, like the conversion of the diesel-generated pumps to solar energy for irrigation purposes. They said that the Korean technology was best suited to Pakistani conditions.

The delegation told the chairman of the BOI that they had been having negotiations with the Balochistan government and would be signing an agreement for the construction of the 300-MW power plant in Quetta.They said the Balochistan government had already offered them a piece of land of 1,500 acres for that purpose.

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