Pakistan Inaugurates 100MW Solar Power Plant in Bahawalpur

100MW of electricity, made through solar energy, was added to national transmission grid yesterday when Mr. Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, inaugurated Qaid-e-Azam Solar Power plant in Bahawalpur.

500-acre Qauid-i-Azam Solar Park is built and completed in one year with a total cost of $131 million that is financed by Punjab government and a commercial bank.

Down the line, Pakistan is aiming to produce a total of 1000MW electricity through the facility in two separate phases. Once completed, with-in next two years as per estimates, Qaid-e-Azam Solar Park will be one of the largest solar energy plants in the world.

It merits mentioning here that Qauid-i-Azam Solar Park Company is an autonomous body, headed by Syed Najam Shah, a Punjab Government Officer.

Prime Minister, during his inauguration notes, said that 800 people would get jobs at the solar park. He announced a gift of Rs. 20 million for the workers.

He also announced Tamgha-i-Khidmat for Syed Najam Shah, CEO of the company, for speedy completion of the project.

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