LAHORE - The Punjab govt has decided to allocate 5,000 acres of land for private solar power projects in the Cholistan area which will be allotted to solar power sector investors at a nominal rate of one dollar per acre per year for a 20-year lease. Out of 5,000 acres of land, 2500 acre land is situated in Maroot, Bahawalnagar district and the rest of 2500 acres land is located on Din Garh Road, Yazman tehsil, Bahawalpur district. Provincial Minister for Energy Sher Ali Khan told a delegation of China Power International, Beijing.

, headed by Mr. Wang Zhi Yin listed in Hong Kong here Friday.

 The minister informed the delegates that two grid stations of 66 KW each were already working in the vicinity of Maroot and Yazman under the national power transmission system which could be easily linked with the proposed coal fired power plants.