ISLAMABAD : Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) on Friday issued Letter of Intent (LoI) to United States based company M/s Table Rock Associates (TRA) for setting up 100MW Solar Power PV Generation Project in Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, Cholistan. CEO AEDB Asjad Imtiaz Ali and Country Director TRA Zafar Ahmed signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhary Abid Sher Ali also witnessed the signing ceremony.

Giving details of the project, the minister said that the project would cost $250-$ 300 million and it would take 9-12 months for completion once physical work start. He expressed the hope that work on the project would start in second quarter of next year as the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is yet to approve tariff for solar project. He said that the project would be built on 700 acres of land and would generate 100MW electricity. Replying to a question, the minister said that corrupt officials in the power sector would not be spared. He said that six officials of Sukkur Electric Supply Company were sacked on corruption but they managed to get stay orders from lower courts. Secretary Water and Power and other officials were also present on the occasion.