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CAA decides to convert airports into solar power

KARACHI: All Pakistani airports including Jinnah International Airport Karachi will be converted into solar power in different phases, a private TV channel reported on Thursday.

As per details, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to convert all Pakistan International Airports into solar power. In the first phase, the aviation authority has decided to switch Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport to solar energy and has directed authorities concerned to prepare a feasibility plan in this connection.

DG Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Khaqan Murtaza said the solar energy project will save millions of rupees in terms of expenditure.

 “CAA is working on a plan to switch Karachi airport to solar energy,” he said, adding that country’s other international airports would be converted into solar power in the second phase.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan is facing an energy crisis for a long time, especially electricity shortage is a big issue in the country and most parts of the country facing prolong load shedding every year in scorching summer.

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