ISLAMABAD (APP) - Federal Minister for Water and Power, Syed Naveed Qamar has directed the Ministry and Private Power Infrastructure Board to expedite and timely complete the ongoing private and public sector power projects. He made these observations while presiding over a meeting on ongoing power projects, power sector reforms and the current power situation, held here today in the Private Power Infrastructure Board office. Senior officials of the Ministry and PPIB participated. The Minister further asked the Private Power Infrastructure Board to focus in the development and implementation of the indigenous power projects based on hydro, coal, wind, and solar for medium and long term needs. While appreciating the role of Private Power Infrastructure Board in bringing investment in the power generation sector, he advised it to resolve all the issues of IPPs and ensure their timely generation. The Minister also stressed the need for energy conservation, efficiency improvement and reduction of system losses. The Minister was informed that currently 40 % of the total power production is being generated through private power projects. Private Power Infrastructure Board has also initiated International Competitive Bidding for three projects of 100 MW each. It was also informed that a 300 MW project of imported coal is being under process.