KARACHI: A meeting chaired by the provincial minister of energy Imtiaz Shaikh has decided that Government of Sindh will provide solar power supply to 0.2 million households in the province.

The meeting was told that the expected estimation for this project is $30m.

Provincial minister Imtiaz Shaikh told the participants of the meetings that World Bank will extend help for completion of this project. He further said that each household will be provided a package comprising a small solar power setup which would be sufficient to supply electricity to a fan and two bulbs.

The initial phase of this project will extend to 10 cities of Sindh, including Sujawal, Badin, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Khairpur, Sanghar, Ghotki, Kashmore, Jacobabad and Qambar-Shahdadkot.

Minister said that to accommodate the families availing this facility a procedure has been devised by the government according to which they would be able to pay the whole amount of this setup in small affordable installments.

Imtiaz said that only priority of Sindh government is to make life easy for the residents.

He said that very soon this project will be extended to the whole province.

Source: www.pakistantoday.com.pk