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Pakistan

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February 28, 2017

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CM Sindh launches solar village electrification plan

CM Sindh launches solar village electrification plan

Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in collaboration of China has decided to launch a solar-village electrification programme in the far-flung areas of the province.

In this connection, Murad Ali Shah held a meeting with Chinese Consul General in Karachi Mr Wang Yu here at the CM House and said that the Sindh government has an ADP scheme of Rs2 billion for village electrification. The allocation of the current financial year is Rs500 million.

The Chinese consul general said that his government has initially allocated $80,000 for providing solar panels for rural areas of Sindh. He assured technical support and enhance financial assistance, once the work is started.

The chief minister said that he has framed a policy under which those villages would be provided solar panels which are away from the national grid. “I want to see every house in rural area bright with solar energy,” he said and added the areas of Kachho, Kohistan and other areas have no facility of electricity. The scheme would change their lifestyle, he said.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the weather of most of the areas of Sindh is dry with scorching sun during the whole summer and even during the winter there is enough sunlight. ‘This is why he was trying to take its maximum benefit to pass it on to the poor people of the province,” he said.

Those who attended the meeting include Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Principal Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch and ACS (Dev) Mohammad Waseem. The consul general of China was also assisted by his team.

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