USAID helping Ministry of Water and Power improve IT infrastructure

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ISLAMABAD - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been helping the Ministry of Water and Power to improve its IT infrastructure, to efficiently manage operations and decrease losses to ensure a brighter Pakistan.

USAID Energy Advisor Timothy Moore announced this on Tuesday, at the inauguration ceremony to launch the IT up-gradation of the Ministry of Water and Power.

Moore said that the upgrade equipment would help improve the flow of work, process cases efficiently and boost the speed of interaction with subsidiary organizations. “Helping to remove stacks of case files that build up over time may seem like a minor contribution to the energy needs of this country.

However, staying organized and keeping proper records is an essential part of any successful industry,” Moore added. Water and Power Special Secretary Hamayatullah Khan said that the infrastructure of the ministry was being made more efficient to overcome the energy crisis. He said that equitable load shedding was being ensured across the country. USAID Communication Director Zia Ur Rehman, told APP that USAID had installed 45 computers and three servers at the Ministry of Water and Power to improve its performance.

The program worked with Pakistan’s power distribution companies to improve performance, reduce losses and provide better customer service through technological improvement and better work practices. US investment in IT infrastructure at the Ministry of Water and Power was just one part of a comprehensive US energy assistance program which included renovating the power plant at the Tarbela Dam, upgrading Guddu, Jamshoro and Muzaffaragarh power plants and completing the construction of the new Satpara and Gomal Zam dams.


Courtesy:  Pakistan Today

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