Monday, April 19, 2010

Raisani for practical approach to overcoming power crisis\04\20\story_20-4-2010_pg7_2

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani on Monday called upon the top management of the power sector to come up with viable solutions to get the country out of the present electricity crisis. Raisani said all companies involved in the production and distribution of energy must perform under one authority for effective management and delivery system. Calling the closing of the shops earlier than usual or cutting power supply to tube wells for agricultural purposes futile efforts, the Balochistan chief minister said no shortcuts could overcome the present energy crisis. He also urged policy makers to expedite agreements with the government of Iran for getting electricity immediately. He said he would soon lead a delegation to Iran on the invitation of the Iranian government to work out modalities for the supply of electricity through Iranian transmission system. He put forward a few options that he believed could provide a sustainable power supply to the people across the country with special reference to meeting power needs in Balochistan. These included alternate energy sources such as wind, tidal waves, solar, coal and thermal energy. staff report

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