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Sindh wind corridor to give 800MW by June 2013

Sindh would add approximately 800 megawatts to the national grid by June 2013, as nine wind projects out of 30 ongoing ones would come online by the time, according to a statement on Wednesday.

Naheed Shah Durrani, secretary of Sindh Board of Investment (SBI), during an internal meeting said that Sindh wind corridor would add approximately 800 megawatts to the national grid by June 2013.

The project was initiated by SBI and the land has been allotted for 30 projects with installed capacity of 1,947 megawatts from the corridor, she said, adding that the corridor possessed immense potential of producing around 50,000 megawatts.

She also briefed members of the board about the level of investment being attracted in diversified sectors of the economy, especially agro processing, livestock, dairy, fisheries and minerals, the statement added.

Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, chairman of the Sindh Board of Investment, said that investment promotion in the province can only be accelerated with collective efforts of public and private sectors.

Serious efforts are being made for containment of energy crisis in Pakistan through multiple measures, he said. Other than promoting investment in the Thar coal, Sindh’s wind corridor, the SBI is working closely with the private sector to examine interventions under solar energy.

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