Thursday, February 9, 2023

Punjab CM Ch Parvez Elahi okays waste-to-energy project for Lahore

Punjab CM Ch Parvez Elahi okays waste-to-energy project for Lahore

LAHORE (92 News) - Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi okayed the production of a waste-to-energy project for Lahore while chairing a meeting with a Norwegian firm (ENATE) at his office that offered to generate 55 megawatts of electricity daily for the Sundar Industrial Estate from 1,250 tons of solid waste.

Norwegian representative Carl Fredrik Seim told that 40 million tons of solid waste exist in Lahore, while 5,000 tons of garbage is collected daily, which can be used to generate energy. The Norwegian company will, initially, invest 250 million dollars. The CM welcomed the foreign investment and assured that no bureaucratic snafus would be allowed.

Meanwhile, Punjab CM Chaudhry Parvez Elahi chaired the Annual Development Programme review meeting and expressed his satisfaction over the pace of projects and utilization of funds under the  Annual Development Programme.

Provincial Finance Minister Mohsin Leghari, former Federal Minister Moonis Elahi and MNA Hussain Elahi attended the meeting. Progress on Annual Development Programme 2022-23 came under a comprehensive review during the meeting.