ADB to help KP produce over 5,000MW and Punjab produce over 2000 MW

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to assist Pakistan in generating 5,204 megawatts of electricity by setting up hundreds of micro-hydroelectric power plants in off-grid areas of Khyber-Pakthunkhwa (K-P) and 2,330MW solar capacity in Punjab by 2026 under its “Access to Clean Energy Investment Programme”.

“By 2026, the project would have supported the construction of micro-hydroelectric power plants totaling 5,204MW and the installation of solar facilities in schools (of which 30% will be girls’ schools) and primary health care facilities (including 500 used by women), totalling 42MW in K-P and 2,330MW in Punjab,” said a report launched by the ADB.

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