Ministry of Water to get Rs10 bln: PM told

Ministry of Water to get Rs10 bln: PM told

Ministry of Water to get Rs10 bln: PM told

ISLAMABAD: Advisor on Finance Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry on Monday informed Prime Minister Justice ® Mir Hazar Khan Khoso that in compliance of his instructions, an amount of Rs10 billion was being released to the Ministry of Water and Power for supply of fuel to the thermal power plants.

He further said that the remaining package approved by the Prime Minister would be implemented strictly in accordance with his instructions and on schedule.The Advisor on Finance was briefing the Prime Minister in a high level meeting held at the Prime Minister’s House to review the overall energy situation in the country.The Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities that all formalities pertaining to generation and production of 56.4 MW Wind Power Project, installed by Zorlu Energy Group, a Turkish Company, at Jhampir, should be completed without delay and it be connected to the national grid system within 48 hours.

The Prime Minister ordered immediate activation of the Wind Power Project which had been completed by the Turkish company and awaited connection to the national grid.The Prime Minister observed that the addition of 56.4 MW to the national grid was a welcome development especially when the country required power generation to meet its requirement.He hoped that the addition of this power supply to the national grid would provide relief to the people.

Muzaffar Abbasi, CEO HESCO, informed the meeting that transmission lines had been laid and were ready to transmit electricity from the Wind Mill Project to the national grid.It is to be mentioned here that Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan, Mustafa Babur Hizlan who met the Prime Minister on last Friday had told him that the Wind Mill Project was ready for energization.The meeting was attended by the senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat and the Ministries of Finance and Water and Power. – APP