Lahore, July 20, 2014 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that government is making serious efforts for resolving energy crisis and power projects are being executed expeditiously. He said that short, medium and long term planning has been made to overcome shortage of electricity.
He said that energy is essential for economic, trade and industrial activities, therefore, all out resources are being utilized to resolve the problem of load-shedding. He said that solid measures are also being taken for providing modern parking facilities to the citizens.
He was addressing two separate video conferences which reviewed the progress of solar project at Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park Bahawalpur and the performance of Lahore Parking Company. The Chief Minister said that Punjab government has set up a solar park at Bahawalpur first time in Pakistan and has also taken a lead over others by establishing a solar project at this park at government level.
He said that initially 100 megawatts electricity will be generated from the solar project while more solar projects will be set up under a phased programme which will produce 1000 megawatts electricity.
Addressing a meeting regarding provision of modern parking facilities to the citizens, the Chief Minister directed Lahore Parking Company to provide parking facilities to the people on priority basis. He warned that no further delay will be tolerated in this regard. He said that parking facilities will improve the flow of traffic.
Shahbaz Sharif directed Lahore Parking Company to play an active role in this regard. Former Member Provincial Assembly Hafiz Muhammad Nauman, Additional Chief Secretary Energy, Chief Executive Officer Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board and Chief Executive Officer Lahore Parking Company were present in the video conferences held at Civil Secretariat.
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