WASA Faisalabad plans to install 24 MW Solar Plant

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FAISALABAD: Water And Sanitation Agency (WASA) Faisalabad has formulated a plan to install a 24 MW solar plant on WASA owned land in Chakira at a cost of Rs. 4 billion and with the installation of this plant, it will be possible to solve financial problems of WASA Faisalabad to end the energy crisis.
Presiding over the meeting on the agenda of the meeting of FDA and WASA Governing Body, WASA Vice Chairman Sheikh Shahid Javed said that as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a full scale operation is being carried out to relinquish WASA lands from illegal occupants. The positive results are also speedily emerging. He clarified that the relinquished WASA lands would now be used for improvement of water supply and sewerage system.
WASA Managing Director Jabbar Anwar Chaudhry said that feasibility of 24 MW solar plant costing more than Rs. 4 billion has been prepared and efforts are being made to include it in CPEC priority project. Regarding the installation of solar power plant, PC-1 has been sent to the concerned authorities while the final decision of the project will be taken by the Punjab government.
He said and added that, this completion of this project will save Rs. 90 to 100 million monthly electricity bills and this amount can be spent on other projects which will further improve the services of WASA.
Director Admin Shoaib Rashid said that WASA has so far relinquished more than Rs. 3 billion of government land from illegal occupiers and now this land will be used for improvement in related projects. Deputy Managing Director Adnan Nisar Khan, Director Admin Shoaib Rashid, Director Finance Shehryar Hassan, Director Revenue Umar Iftikhar and others were also present during the meeting.