Germans assure support for energy sector
STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab government is taking all possible steps for coping with the problem of shortage of energy at the earliest and the energy crisis will certainly be overcome with the cooperation of friendly countries.
“The Punjab government is working on the projects of generating energy through hydle, biomass, biogas, solar and other sources,” said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while talking to head of German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on Pakistan and Afghanistan, Stefan Oswald, during a recent meeting in the city.
Talking to the German delegation, the CM said the severe energy crisis being faced by the country has caused irreparable loss to the national economy, due to which all social development sectors, including education, health and agriculture, have been badly affected.
He said early resolution of energy crisis is very essential for promotion of socio-economic and trade activities in the country.
The chief minister said Germany has expertise in solar energy and we have acquired the services of German consultant for solar project.
Similarly, the Punjab government has also decided to set up 1000 megawatt solar power project from its own resources in Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, Bahawalpur, he added.