Sindh govt launches $105 m Sindh Solar Energy Project

The signing ceremony was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Minister for Energy Imtiaz Shaikh, Minister of Information Saeed Ghani, Advisor to CM Murtaza Wahab, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Energy Secretary Musadiq Khan, Finance Secretary Hassan Naqvi, Hyderabad Electric Company (HESCO) CEO Abdul Haq Memon, CEO Foresight Ltd Zubair Ahmed, World Bank senior energy specialists Oliver Knight, Anjum Ahmed, Umul Awan, Kazim Saeed, Project Director (PD) SSEP Mehfooz Ahmed Qazi, Shaikh Amer Zia, Asmar Naim and Khayyam Siddiqui of K-Electric, Aijaz Rizvi of AID Private Company and others.

Imtiaz Shaikh told the chief minister that in order to implement all three components of the SSEP, contracts have been finalized under World Bank guidelines.

A survey would be conducted to identify government buildings and to prepare bills of quantities to install solar systems on rooftops.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his follow up meeting with Danish Ambassador Rolf Michael Hay Perreira agreed to sign a government to government agreement (Sindh govt and Demark govt) to launch renewable energy projects in the province.

The Danish ambassador was accompanied by Trade Commissioner Ali Mushtaq Butt and they agreed to make necessary arrangements to tackle the province’s crippling energy crisis.

Briefing the meeting, Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh said that Sindh is one of the few places that has a vastly developed wind corridor.

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