By Zeynep Beyza Kilic
Turkey is a step closer to building two solar power plants in Pakistan after receiving the necessary pre-licenses, Turkey's Zorlu Energy Electricity Generation Company announced Tuesday.
Zorlu Energy, via its subsidiaries Zorlu Sun Power Limited and Zorlu Renewable Pakistan Limited, will develop two solar power plants, each with 100 megawatts in capacity.
Zorlu and the Punjab State Government signed a goodwill agreement for the projects in late February of this year.
The completion timeline for the two projects was not revealed.
In January, Zorlu and Pakistan agreed to a 100-megawatt solar project, Quaid-e-Azam.
The company previously announced plans to finish its first 100-megawatt Quaid-e-Azam solar project within the year.
With the new solar projects totaling 200 megawatts, Zorlu will increase its solar capacity in Pakistan to 300 megawatts.