Faisalabad to Get Its Own Solar Power Plant and Production Unit

A group of Korean investors met with the Amena Cheema, CEO of Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT), and signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of making a solar photovoltaic panel production plant.

According to the agreement, the Korean company CK Solar will formulate a plan and send it to PBIT for servicing and facilitation. In addition to solar panel production, the company also aims to establish a solar power plant, both in Faislabad.

The delegation from Korea included

  • CEO of CK Lab Co. Ltd. Dr Choi Moon-Sok,
  • CFO of CK Lab Co. Ltd. Jin Dae Hyun,
  • Vice Chairman of Head Office KEPCO Plant Service and Engineering Co. Ltd Go Joomyeong,
  • Executive Manager Jang Byung-Won
  • Ex-Honorary Investment Counsellor of Pakistan to Korea Sooba Khan was also a part of the delegation

CEO PBIT introduced the delegation to the representative of Faisalabad Industrial Estate Management and Development Company which will provide the Korean company with the land they need in Faisalabad M-3 Industrial City.

Dr. Choi, CEO of CK Lab thanked the PBIT for offering them the land and facilities they needed to construct the solar panel production plant as well as the solar power plant.

Decreasing Pakistan’s Energy Deficit

Solar energy may be the answer to Pakistan’s energy crisis due to the abundance of sunny days in most areas in Pakistan and requiring no cost/fuel to run the plant. The only problem is the investment which can be remedied thanks to foreign investment opportunities similar to this one. Experts say that if the energy crisis is resolved the country’s GDP can be increased by as much as 2% every year due to exports, additional power production and employment.

Pakistan’s recent market status being changed to emerging market will help bring even more foreign investors like these to help facilitate the economy of Pakistan.

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  • Muhammad Aadil

    My city,Faisalabad Rock ?

    • Chacha Ramzan

      In Jugats Only

      • Yasir Mahmood

        Well Said :p

      • Mohammad Sharif


  • sarosh

    is there any plan for Karachi? :D

    • Chacha Ramzan

      Sari zindagi rootey he rehna karanchi waloo…

      • Chachi ramzani

        Karachi generates 75% of the revenue of for Pakistan

        • sibzz

          be that as it may, we need to develop other economic hubs too, cant rely on one city forever.

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          Not revenue but Kachra :P

        • Adeel Tariq

          Now we need establish new economic centers and Special Economic Zones.

  • Maisam Musaddiq

    What about its completion date and its power generation capacity…??

  • Shameel Faraz

    Can anyone answer that why, despite of being proven as the cheapest and productive, the government isn’t planning to build the country’s own solar plants to have cheap and endless electricity?

    • Abid Ali

      Because they’re lazy and maybe the commission $$ is too low?

      • AbdulB1

        They are not lazy they own oil powerplants. And thus they know these are a threat to their business.

        • Timeless

          i think this is a more accurate assesment

          • AbdulB1

            dear it is. Just ask someone in the industry who own these oil power-plants.

      • Adil Saeed

        Maybe you can’t see Quaid e Azam Solar Park In Bhalwapur

        • Abid Ali

          Insufficient, not up to the mark, generates about 20-25 MW on peak hours. It was installed as 100MW. Even thought it is a great project.

    • Jazz Khan

      Solar and Cheapest, Breaking News!

      • Shameel Faraz

        I would suggest to counter my statement with numbers figures so we can have fruitful outcome, not a sarcastic remark

  • Ahsan Zafar

    When the plant will start production ????

  • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

    The reason behind this solar pannel production plant and solar energy plant is Fesco, which has 99% recovery with minimum line losses. This is only case in Pakistan.

    • Farhan

      Great maybe you can tell FESCO that too! As according to their official stats it’s closer to 66% with line losses at 16%.

      You can view http://fesco.com.pk/MBCFESCO.asp

      • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

        Thanks for sharing and now read it again what is the collection percentage. And I said minimum line losses as compare to others.

  • Timeless

    This is really good. May Allah help the concerned parties to execute this and benefit common man.

  • AbdulB1

    I think it will help Pakistan tremendously. Firstly it will reduce power outages, Secondly it will help reduce battery and 2nd conversion losses of energy by UPS.Thirdly govt does not need to build power plants and lay expensive new cables. It may not eliminate power outages but certainly can help national grid a lot.

  • Kashif Surhio

    pehly waly solar plant ny boht bijli dedi jo ab naya mansooba shuru hony ja raha hy, or yeh comments dekho baki ki parhi likhi (jahil) awam ki
    ajkal to bura bola bhi nahi ja raha awam k bary me q k parhi likhi awaam ka yeh haal hy to bakiyon ka kia hoga

    • Touseef Nadeem

      There should be more projects like this , solar power generation is the only way to overcome load shedding in Pakistan.