Energy projects under development in Pakistan

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Energy projects under development in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: (APP) The government has launched several energy projects to overcome energy crisis within the next two years.

In an interview, Secretary Water & Power Mohammad Younus Dagha has said Chashma IV, Bhikki, Bahadur Shah, Sahiwal Coal, Tarbella IV, Neelum-Jhelum and other projects would help to meet the energy crisis of the country, Radio Pakistan reported.

He said many projects were being completed with local fund resources and Thar-Coal project would be completed with the financial resource of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

To a question, the Secretary said Pakistan is working on alternate energy resources to meet the growing demand. About 3000 megawatt energy would also be available through solar and wind projects and work on hydel projects to generate 12000 megawatt electricity is also in progress.

Younus Dagha said work on transmission and distribution side was also in progress while efforts were being made to increase the generation capacity.