Karachi: According to news reports, Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh committed on Thursday to convert 200 government buildings to solar energy. During his visit to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) to examine a pilot project, he made the statement.
The minister was welcomed by JPMC Executive Director Dr. Seemi Jamali, who was accompanied by World Bank Country Director Najy Benhassine.
The World Bank provided funding for the JPMC project in order to address the hospital’s expanding energy needs. During his visit, the city’s energy minister also announced the solarization of eight important hospitals, including:
- Civil Hospital
- Liaquatabad Hospital
- Orangi Hospital
- Korangi Hospital
- Lyari General Hospital
- Ojha Hospital
- National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD)
The Energy Minister is expected to open a one-day international conference on solar energy, according to previous reports. Energy regulatory organizations, financing, and grant agencies, as well as innovators and technology corporations, will all be in attendance at the energy conference. The conference is being organized by Energy Update, a Pakistani energy periodical that covers the many prospects and difficulties of Pakistan’s energy security.