Slow progress in solar energy projects irks World Bank delegation

KARACHI: World Bank Senior Energy Expert Oliver Knight led a delegation on Tuesday which called on Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh and complained about the slow pace of work in solar energy projects in the province.

The minister, responding quickly upon the complaint, appointed Engineer Mehfooz Qazi as the Sindh Solar Energy Project director, in addition to his own duties as the Alternative Energy Board director.

Sheikh assured the delegation that he himself would be monitoring the solar energy projects. He on the occasion directed the officers concerned to complete the on-going projects within stipulated time and submit a report regarding all the projects within a week.

Stressing the need for timely completion of projects, he said the delay in timely completion of projects not only delays the provision of facilities to the masses but also increases the cost of the project.

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The energy minister instructed the officers to ensure removal of all kinds of hurdles in timely completion of projects.

The World Bank delegation after assurance of minister expressed their satisfaction and assured that the bank would continue its support to the Sindh government in energy projects.


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