Rs10 bn released to thermal power plants

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ISLAMABAD: The Finance Ministry has released Rs10 billion to the Ministry of Water and Power for purchase of fuel for thermal power plants to enhance power generation.

The amount was released on the direction of caretaker Prime Minister Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, who chaired a high level meeting here on Monday to discuss the overall energy situation in the country.

Khoso directed immediate activation of 56.4 MW wind power project completed by Zorlu Energy Group, a Turkish Company, at Jhampir and its connection to the national grid system within 48 hours.CEO Hesco Muzaffar Abbasi told the meeting that transmission lines were ready to feed power to the national grid.

Courtesy: The News

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