By : Adeel alvi
KARACHI: Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh on Thursday said that the provincial government had decided to install solar panels in all districts of the province under the Sindh Solar Project.
He said 200,000 units/houses would be solarized in the rural and urban areas of the province as part of the provincial government’s major initiative to end the energy crisis.
The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting with the delegation of the World Bank headed by WB country director.
The energy minister said that it was decided that subsidy of $160 per unit/house in rural areas and $110 in urban areas would be given. “Solar plates will be installed in all districts of the province with the support of the World Bank,” he added.
During the meeting, issues related to cheap electricity and solar energy were discussed.
Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh said that in a meeting with the World Bank delegation, it was decided that 200,000 solar panels would be provided under the project at a subsidized rate. “Solar panels are being installed in 10 districts at present and it will be extended to the whole of Sindh,” he added.
The energy minister said the World Band delegation expressed satisfaction over the pace of ongoing projects in the energy sector in the province.
The meeting was also attended by Energy Secretary Abu Bakar Madani and Sindh Solar Project Project Director Qazi Mahfooz.