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Pak-China efforts to help resolve energy crisis: solar energy farm to be set up in Cholistan

Provincial Secretary for Energy, Usman Akhtar Bajwa has said that solar energy farm will be established at 5000 acre area of Cholistan, Bahawalpur district at a cost of 2.2 billion dollars and from this solar farm, 1050 megawatts electricity will be generated and at the end of the 2014, small houses and small business centres can use the electricity generated by solar energy.

He said this while talking with Chinese delegation at the committee room of his office, here on Thursday. Provincial secretaries, additional secretaries of different departments along with the Director Edward Birmingham, Vice President Operations, Ashraf Bhatti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Austin Hoang and J.J. Burg and other foreign members were present on the occasion.

He said that with the final approval of the project, a technical team from China Galaxy Company will visit the Cholistan in the mid of the July 2013 and after that the work will be started without any delay. It was also informed that with the use of solar energy, the provision of uninterrupted electricity can be provided and public will feel real relief.

Bajwa said that the CM is making efforts to resolve the energy crisis with all possible resources and meetings and visits of China is a part of these efforts. He said that fully secured and co-operative atmosphere will be provided to the foreign companies for the work and in this respect, the work should be started without delay.

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