BHAWALPUR – Pakistan initiated the first solar electric power generation project with the help of Chinese company capable to produce 1000 MW electricity in three phases.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid the foundation of the project on Friday in Bhawalpur’s adjacent Cholistan desert.
The ceremony was attended by the of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif and other distinguished guests.
Nawaz Sharif was briefed over the project after he formally inaugurated the project.
It was told that until December 2014, first phase of the project was completed and 100 MW of electricity would become the part of national grid. The Chinese company responsible for the project would lay down in an year the transmission line to make solar power the part of national grid.
The electricity produced through solar power would be sold at Rs 15 per unit.
The name of the project was “Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park”.