KARACHI: Sindh government on Friday has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 350 megawatts affordable, transparent and environment friendly solar power project for Karachi.
Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh chaired the signing ceremony of the MoU between the provincial government, K-Electric and the World Bank.
Sindh Energy Department Secretary Abu Bakar Madani, K-Electric Chief Executive Officer Monis Alvi and World Bank Pakistan Chief Najy Benhassine signed MoU.
Talking to media persons after the signing ceremony, Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh said, “almost 175 MW solar park will be set up on 600 acres in Deh Halkani, Manghopir, district West Karachi, while another 175 MW solar park will be built on 600 acres in Deh Shah Mureed district Malir Karachi. Both the solar parks will produce a total 350 MW energy.”
Both solar parks will be completed in two years at the estimated cost of $40 million. Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company will lay the transmission line, while the K- Electric will build the power grid station and purchase electricity from these solar parks, the minister added.
He further said that Sindh government was working expeditiously on transparent sources of energy in accordance with global environmental protocols and solar park projects would also be established in other cities.