Parliament’s solar power project to be functional in Dec 2015


Work on the solar power project at the Parliament House is being carried out at a fast pace and is likely to be completed in the first week of December.

The Parliament of Pakistan will have the distinction of being the first state institution in the region to be powered by solar energy after the project becomes functional. The project is being funded by the Chinese government as a gesture and acknowledgement of the long-standing friendship with Pakistan.

The project was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping along with Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani and National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq during his visit to Pakistan in April this year.

The project management team of the National Assembly Secretariat was in close liaison with its Chinese counterpart executing the work, and the deficiencies are regularly pointed out that are redressed by the Chinese team.

After commissioning, the project would generate one mega watt of electricity that would substantially reduce the expenditure on utility bills of the parliament building.