German company to launch solar project in Punjab: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government and a German company have agreed to launch solar project in the province.

The Chief Minister was addressing a meeting with a representative delegation of German solar energy companies at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday.

Directors Aros Energy and Solar Technik, Aydin Karaca, Michael Bierend, Director Alex Solar Company, Michael Barth, representative of Aros Energy Abid Naseer Akhtar, Special Assistant Zaeem Husain Qadri, Coordinator to Chief Minister in Germany Shahid Riaz Gondal, Chairman P&D, Secretary Energy Punjab and other concerned officials were also present on the occasion.

Talking to German delegation, the Chief Minister said that solar projects will be set up in Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi and Lahore as joint ventures. He said that foundation stone of the first solar project with the cooperation of German company will soon be laid. He said that progress is also being made on a solar project of 50 MW by a German company.

Shahbaz Sharif further said that Punjab government is taking initiatives for controlling energy crisis in the province.

The German delegation gave a detailed briefing to the CM and expressed its desire to invest in solar energy projects in Punjab.