Govt to focus on hydel, coal projects, National Assembly told

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar informed the House the government was focusing on hydel and coal projects to produce cheap electricity in the country.

He informed the National Assembly during question hour out of seventy hydel sites work on twenty-one was in progress. Completion of the projects will help bring down the tariff of electricity.

He said the private sector was being encouraged to divert from furnace to coal to produce cheap electricity.

He said subsidy for the power sector has not been abolished and Rs 72 billion have been put in the current budget for this purpose.

He said reforms have been introduced in the power sector, which would ultimately benefit the consumers.

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