Pakistani province plans 2GW solar project

A Pakistani province is set to have 2GW of solar power projects within the next two years following a new agreement signed recently. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A Pakistani province is set to have 2GW of solar power projects within the next two years following a new agreement signed recently.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Punjab agreed to co-operate in boosting renewable energy (pictured), with the ADB also pledging to help build coal, biomass, biogas and hydro energy projects.

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said work on the projects would start soon and completed at the earliest in a bid to tackle the electricity crisis, with the first solar project with a total capacity of 1,000MW expected to be completed within a year.

The ADB also provided an investment worth $30 million (19.25m) last month to develop wind and hydropower projects in two different states in India.