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Punjab Government planned to upgrade BHUs with Solar System across the Punjab.

10 Jan, 2017

Punjab Government has decided to install the Solar Energy System in Basic Health Units (BHUs) across the Punjab Province. Sum of Rs. 1304.351 million would be utilized for completion of this project.

          Punjab Government remains committed to promote Sustainable Livestock Development in Province. In this connection, 29,520 Heifers including 39,600 Sheep & Goats would be procured to handover to the poor women to redress their poverty. Poverty alleviation poor women scheme (Rs. 4016.800) is being initially funded through ADP Rs. 672.550 million & Rs. 925.774 million of Kisan Package.

          Punjab Chairman P&D Jahanzeb Khan said this while presiding over the 45th Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) meeting held at P&D Complex, Lahore.

          Provincial Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Secretary Energy Asad Rehman Gillani, Secretary Agriculture Capt. Retd. Mehmood, Secretary Livestock Naseem Sadiq, Members P&D Board, Dr. Abid Bodla, Dr. Shabana Haider, Agha Waqar Javed, Sadaqat Hussain, Mukhtar Naul, Mian Waheed-ud-Din, DGM&E Dr. Sajjad Mubin, Director PERI Dr. Mumtaz and other senior representatives of the relevant Provincial Departments also attended the meeting.

Addressing the Punjab Development Forum, Chairman P&D said that efficient energy would be provided in Basic Health Units Punjab. Solar Solutions System is being designed for installation on pillars to be constructed at the top roof of the BHUs Buildings. Maximum life of UPS, already installed in BHUs, is calculated for two years, while the solar energy system is now replacing the slow backup system. The PDWP Development Forum has granted approval for implementation of scheme of Energy Sector “Solar Solutions for BHUs in Punjab” with an estimated cost of Rs. 1304.351 million. Under the scheme, Government will complete the project in 16 months. Punjab Health Department shall be responsible for overall operation & maintenance after the contract period, while energy department will provide the requisite technical back stopping to ensure smooth functioning of provided system.

The PDWP Development Forum also approved the Agriculture Sector Scheme “Diversification to High Value Cropping through Promotion of Horticulture” at the cost of Rs. 1105.385 million.