French agency likely to help install solar tube wells

French Development Agency (AFD) would consider providing assistance to Pakistan in installing solar-powered tube wells in Balochistan and establishing a renewable energy institute under its development programme for the current calendar year, said the French envoy.

Meeting Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari on Monday, Ambassador Marc Barety praised efforts of Pakistan’s government for bringing about improvement in the power sector.

He called the progress made in the power sector exemplary while disclosing that many French companies associated with the energy business were taking keen interest in Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, 13th March, 2018