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PPL funds solar power modules for 500 houses in Awaran

KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has donated Rs15.5 million for providing solar power modules (SPMs) to meet the much-needed electricity requirements of 500 households in District Awaran, Balochistan, a statement said on Wednesday.



To this end, a two-day hands-on- training programme was organised for village-based focal persons from Awaran district, Balochistan between January 22 and 23 at a local hotel in Karachi to operate, maintain and repair the SPMs, it added.

PPL Corporate Services General Manager Furqan Uddin Sheikh distributed certificates among the participants in the presence of the implementing partner Sindh Radiant Organization (SRO)’s Chief Executive Officer Ghulam Hussain Khwaja and officials from the two organisations.

PPL’s donation covers purchase and distribution of 500 SPMs, including 3 LED lamps, a DC fan and a solar panel each, in 24 villages of tehsil Awaran and Mushkai, Awaran district, besides training of focal persons, the statement said.

The two-day training focused on both classroom-based sessions and a visit of the manufacturing site to provide participants with the required skills. The grand project will be formally inaugurated soon.

Pakistan Petroleum Limited continues to reach underserved communities in far-flung areas of the country through its diverse CSR programme for over six decades.

Provision of sustainable energy solution for locals in Awaran, where PPL has an active exploration licence, will improve their quality of life, it added.

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