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100 megawatts solar power project: AEDB issues LoI to US-based firm

Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) on Friday issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) to US-based company Table Rock Associates (TRA) for setting up 100MW Solar Power PV Generation Project in Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, Cholistan. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) AEDB Asjad Imtiaz Ali and Country Director TRA Zafar Ahmed signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations. State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhary Abid Sher Ali also witnessed the signing ceremony.

Giving details of the project, the minister said the project would cost dollars 250-300 million and it would take 9-12 months for the completion of project. He expressed the hope that work on the project would start in the second quarter of next year as the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) is yet to approve tariff for solar project. He said the project would be built on 700 acres of land; and it would generate 100MW electricity.

Replying to a question, the minister said that corrupt officials in the power sectors would not be spared. He said that six officials of Sukkur Electric Supply Company were sacked on corruption, but they managed to get stay orders from lower courts. Secretary Water and Power and other officials were also present on the occasion.

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