PAKISTAN: Power supplies restored to textile sector
Authorities in Pakistan have restored energy supplies to textile and garment plants in the northern part of the country where more than 70% of the industry is located.
Supplies were suspended at the beginning of December following a sharp rise in demand from household users, as well as the annual closure of water reservoirs, which led to a reduction in electricity generation.
Many garment plants have managed to continue operating with their own alternative energy arrangements, although these come at a higher cost.
A spokesperson of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) told just-style that the industry in the province of Punjab will now receive gas for two days a week and a full electricity supply.
Between 60% and 70% of Pakistan's textile industry runs on gas-based power, with contracts ensuring a continuous supply for just nine months of the year.
The country generates 30% of its electricity from water reservoirs, which remain close in the months of December through February for annual maintenance.
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