Govt promoting renewable energy sources for sustainable economic uplift: Khurram


Federal Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir Khan here Monday said the federal government was promoting renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources for sustainable economic development and prosperity of the people.

He said all renewable energy sources including wind, hydropower, coal, solar and bio energy were being promoted in order to make Pakistan self-sufficient in electricity for speedy economic and agriculture growth and sustainable development inevitable for people’s prosperity.

Addressing a function after the inauguration of 220/765KV grid station at Swan Maira here, which would be constructed with an estimated of Rs24 billion in one year, the minister said the mega project would significantly help improve power voltage and provide uninterrupted power supply to agriculture, industrial and domestic consumers.

He said 1,088 kanal land has been acquired for the grid station, adding it was part of the mega energy infrastructure development project worth Rs132 billion under which transmission lines between Dasu Kohistan-Manshera and Islamabad-Manshera would be laid through NTDC

Khurram Dastgir said the World Bank would financially assist in the execution of these mega projects in the Hazara division.

He said these projects would generate many job opportunities for local people and professionals including engineers and technicians of Manshera.—APP