Khattak advices govt entities installation of solar energy

Peshawar—The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak Monday directed head of various government entities to chalk out a plan to convert their departments on solar power to meet energy demand.
Presiding over a meeting at Chief Minister’s Secretariat here, he directed Public Health Engineering, Irrigation, Health, Education, Industries and some other departments to chalk out solar conversion plan as per their use of energy and submit it along with recommendations for implementation, a press release said issued here.
During the meeting Chief Executive Digital World International Company of Saudi Arabia Nadal Taif gave a presentation to the Chief Minister on solar conversion plan. Minister for Education and Energy Atif Khan, Advisor for Communication and Works Akbar Ayub and high officials of the ministries were also present on the occasion.
He presented various recommendations for conversion of solar power in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and also briefed the meeting about the benefits of solar power. The chief minister welcomed the suggestions of Saudia company and said solar power was need of the hour to overcome the power shortfall besides providing uninterrupted electricity to consumers.
He said the provincial government had already initiated various projects to overcome energy shortfall adding that efforts were being made to get electricity from solar.
He said KP government would take any decision about conversion on solar after reviewing the capacity and legal options. He on the occasion, appointed head of Strategic Support Unit Sahibzada Saeed as focal person to prepare plan for conversion of government bodies on solar energy.—APP

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