The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced to provide solar panels to domestic consumers in Gwadar.
Chairing a meeting to review the progress over power transmission lines in Balochistan, the prime minister said the supply of solar panels to domestic consumers would be a gift of the federal government to the people of Gwadar.
The Prime Minister was directed to devise a strategy for offshore and onshore wind power projects in Gwadar.
He said an uninterrupted power supply will be ensured to make Gawadar Port the most modern port in the world.
Shehbaz Sharif was directed to expedite and complete work on transmission lines in South Balochistan by December this year. He said no negligence will be tolerated in the delay of power projects.
The Prime Minister also directed relevant departments to ensure that time and cost are reduced as much as possible in long-term projects.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Power Engineer Khurram Dastgir, and senior officials.
He called for the formulation of strategies to set up offshore and onshore wind power projects in Gwadar. The meeting was given a detailed briefing on the construction of power transmission lines between Jeewani, Gwadar, Pasni, Ormara, Panjgur, and Iran.
The meeting was told that within six months, the government will be able to supply an additional 100 megawatts of electricity from Iran to Gwadar, increasing the total supply to 260 MW.
The meeting was informed that after the completion of the Khuzdar-Panjgur transmission line in December this year, 90 MW more electricity will be provided to the area.
Work on this project is also in full swing. It was informed that the feasibility of the Hub-Ormara transmission line is being prepared. An additional 200MW will be included in the system after the completion of this transmission line.