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| WB plans solar energy tube wells for Pakistan|
| Updated at: 1041 PST, Friday, April 16, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: The Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) Arif Alauddin said with the assistance of World Bank, 100,000 agriculture tube wells would be operated through solar energy within coming five years.
Talking to Geo News, Alauddin said there are 1100,000 tube wells across the country among which 250,000 tube wells are taking 3,000 MW electricity from PEPCO system. He said World Bank has approved the pilot project under which initially 25 tube wells will be run through solar energy panels. World Bank will provide $ 300 million for the project, he added.