ISLAMABAD: The World Bank (WB) has approved a package of assistance worth 1 billion to support Pakistan’s economic reforms.
The assistance package consists of two Development Policy Credits (DPCs) to support the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to improve the power sector and reinvigorate growth and investment for reducing poverty and building shared prosperity.
“The Government of Pakistan deserves appreciation for stabilising the economy, initiating reforms in the power sector as well as revenue mobilisation and drawing in the private sector for spurring growth”, said Philippe H Le Houerou, vice president of World Bank Group’s South Asia Region.
“Staying on the structural reform path is important for competitiveness of the economy which in turn is essential for creating jobs and lifting millions out of poverty in Pakistan,” he added.
The Power Sector Reform DPC of 600 million with additional co-financing support of the Asian Development Bank and Japan supports Pakistan’s goal of developing an efficient and consumer oriented electric power system that meets the needs of its people and economy sustainable and affordably.
Courtesy : TheNews