U.S. keen on tapping Punjab's solar power sector

Karachi [Pakistan], June 23 (ANI): Owing to the development of Punjab's energy sector, a delegation led by former US ambassador Teresita C Schaffer expressed their interest in extending cooperation to the Government, particularly with regards to the solar energy faction.
In lieu of this, the delegation called on Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday, reports the Express Tribune.
Speaking on the occasion, Schaffer said Punjab had worked hard on energy projects and commended efforts for enhancing the energy resources. "I know that due to your efforts investment has been enhanced in the energy sector," said Schaffer, while lauding the Government's initiatives towards empowering the energy sector.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sharif revealed that a solar energy park had been set up in Bahawalpur, which contributes approximately 400 MW of solar energy to the national grid, adding that more such projects are underway.
Sharif also acknowledged the cooperation extended in the solar energy sector. (ANI)

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