Multan: Punjab Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik revealed that the relevant departments would solarise 11,000 schools in the province by the end of this month (January), a news source reported. He added that they have already completed the solarisation of 6,000 primary schools.
Chairing a monthly performance review meeting, Malik stated that the government was making efforts for more affordable, environmentally friendly sources of electricity. He added that the aim of this measure was to benefit the masses.
The minister added that better management in Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park and Punjab Power Development Board had helped both authorities to register record profits.
Furthermore, Malik said that they would achieve the financial close for the Punjab Thermal Power Limited by the end of January. He added that after Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) resumes the gas supply, Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant will begin generating power again. He said that they would invest the profit generated in heath projects, and for the benefit of 1.8 million students.
The special assistant also directed officials to arrange a conference for expert-level discussion on Punjab’s energy requirements and for developing a strategy for the energy department.