Delegation of Turkish energy group calls on Chief Minister Punjab

Lahore, February 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): The delegation of Zorlu Enerji Group of Turkey called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, today. During the meeting, different matters pertaining to hundred megawatt project at Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Plant Bahawalpur came under discussion. The Turkish investor group will set up hundred megawatt solar power plant in Punjab with 5.3 cent tariff. On the occasion, the Chief Minister termed the establishment of solar power plant by the famous business group of Turkey with a tariff of 5.3 cent as an important development and said that we are thankful to the people and the government of Turkey.

He said that no solar project has been established with such minimum tariff in Pakistan till today and added that Punjab government will provide every sort of facility and security to the Turkish investors. He said that provision of cheap electricity to the people will be possible through Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Plant Project. He said that Zorlu Enerji Group is a famous Turkish company which has professional competence in the energy sector.

He said that bilateral friendly relations between Pakistan and Turkey span over a long period of time and Pakistan’s close contacts with Turkey are now transforming into strong economic collaboration. The Turkish delegation was headed by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ibrahim Sinan. Director International Projects Mr. Ahmet Yagmur Ozdemir and Country Manager Syed Mumtaz Hassan were also included in the delegation. ACS (Energy), Secretary Energy, Chairman Solar Power Private Limited Chaudhry Arif Saeed and others were also present on the occasion. CEO of Alternate Energy Development Board participated through video link from Islamabad.

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