Canada to in­stall 1,000mw so­lar plant in Balochistan

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

QUETTA —Canada will es­tab­lish a so­lar plant hav­ing ca­pac­ity of 1,000 MW in Balochistan to help re­solv­ing the power short­fall is­sue of the prov­ince. Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, here on Satur­day, an agree­ment has been inked be­tween the Cana­dian and Balochistan gov­ern­ments.

“Un­der the pow­ers ob­tained after pas­sage of 18th Amend­ment into the Con­sti­tu­tion, the Balochistan gov­ern­ment di­rectly ap­proached the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment to in­vest in en­ergy sec­tor in the prov­ince,” it said. Chief Sec­re­tary Balochistan and Chair­man Board of In­vest­ment played im­por­tant role in reach­ing agree­ment in this re­gard. Un­der the agree­ment, the Cana­dian firm will es­tab­lish so­lar en­ergy power plant of 50 MW ca­pac­i­ties in dif­fer­ent ar­eas of Balochistan, re­spec­tively.

It was re­ported ear­lier that a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) was signed be­tween Balochistan gov­ern­ment and a Kuwaiti com­pany “Ener Tech” in Quetta in the last week of June-2016. Un­der the MoU, Ener Tech will in­stall 50MWs to 500MWs so­lar power gen­er­a­tion plants un­der a phase-wise pro­gramme.—APP

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