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Indian firm to set up power project in Pakistani Punjab

chandigarh Updated: Dec 28, 2013 19:06 IST
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Pakistan has signed an agreement with an Indian firm for setting up a 15 MW biomass power plant in Punjab province.

Universal Biomass Energy director Pawan Preet Singh Badal and Ejaz Munir, agriculture secretary of Pakistani Punjab, signed a memorandum of understanding for the project during a ceremony held at the chief minister's secretariat here on Friday.

Provincial agriculture minister Farrukh Javed said India would provide technical assistance for the power plant. He said the project would generate 15 MW of electricity.

According to the MoU, the plant would be handed over to Pakistani authorities after successful installation and working within two years. The energy generated by it would be linked with a 132-KVA supply line.

More similar projects will be completed with the assistance of India to help Pakistan overcome an energy crisis, the MoU said.

Badal assured the Pakistani authorities that technology would be transferred for the biomass energy project.

The other members of the Indian delegation - Sukhbeer Singh Awala, Permamban Singh Romana, Kanwar Jeet Singh and Harish Awala - also attended the MoU-signing ceremony.