Minister pushes for renewable energy

Seminar sees participants discuss solar power as viable alternative

APP March 25, 2016

LAHORE: The Punjab government is nudging private businessmen to adopt renewable sources of energy, alongside traditional sources, in order to deal with the energy shortage, Provincial Minister for Mines and Minerals Chaudhry Sher Ali Khan said.

Addressing the Solar Pakistan 5th International Renewable Energy and Power Exhibition and Conference organised by FAKT Exhibitions on Friday, Ali said the event was an international platform for the solar industry.

Emphasising the importance of such forums, the minister said that such events are indispensible for the nation and are the need of the hour when the country as a whole is moving towards green sources of energy.

He rejoiced at the wide participation with international companies marking their presence alongside local counterparts. Over 100 companies from 15 countries including China, Germany, Japan, Turkey and others participated in the event.

He was especially delighted to observe the enthusiasm of these companies with an interest to share ideas and technologies in order to better deal with the energy crisis.

FAKT Exhibitions CEO M Saleem Khan Tanoli, along with others, was also present on the occasion.

Solar Pakistan is the country’s only national energy exhibition, which provides a platform to all the related business community. The event brings together local and international companies, offering innumerable solar products and technologies with multitude of opportunities to explore.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2016.

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