Pakistan Government Supports Solar Energy Project

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Sardar Sikandar Hayyat of Pakistan has approved a solar power project for the 2004-05 programs included in the Ministry of Industry’s budget. The project is worth PKR 1 million (US $16,832), and will be funded from the PKR 3 million for the development of AJK Small Industrial Development Fund. The solar energy project, named KBC II, would be a first for solar energy in Pakistan, according to the AJK Government, which said it plans to fund similar projects based on the results of this pilot project. Eight technicians have already completed training on solar energy in Rawalpindi and Muzaffarabad for the KBC II project. They include four technical instructors from the Industry and Trade division, and four from the private sector.

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