LAHORE  - The Punjab Chief Minister Punjab has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Senior Minister, Raja Riaz Ahmad to review the "Punjab Power Generation Policy, 2006" so as to provide appropriate framework for speedy development of small hydro power projects and strategic planning for sustainable development of the power projects in the province. This committee met at Irrigation Headquarters here Friday, with Senior Minister, Raja Riaz in the chair.Secretary Irrigation, Babar Hassan Bharwana and representatives of Finance and P&D departments besides members of private sector attend the meeting. The meeting was told that Punjab Power Development Board (PPDF) was created in 1995 to provide one window facility to attract private investors for installation of power projects to fulfil increasing demand of the electricity in the province. The meeting noted that small hydro power projects can effectively be implemented if a package of projects is offered to the private sector for development. Punjab has sufficient resources to generate about 480 MW electricity from 315 hydel locations. This potential is in addition to other options available for thermal generation based on indigenous fuel such as oil, coal & gas etc.  Under Article 157 (2) (C) of the Constitution of Pakistan, provinces are allowed to develop generation plants  up to 50 MW in public and/or  private sectors, the meeting was informed. Hydel projects in private sector will be implemented on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis. According to a handout,the water user charges shall be fixed at the rate of Rs. 0.15/KWH subject to annual adjustability. The meeting agreed to minimise the time frame of registration and pre-qualification for allocation of "Raw" and "solicited" sites to the private sector.