ISLAMABAD: The engineering community underlined the need of properly utilising hydro-power as a source of renewable energy to overcome the on-going crisis of electricity shortage. At a seminar held on Saturday at the Institution of Engineers, Pakistan, Rawalpindi-Islamabad Center (IEP-RI), the community’s representatives stated that hydropower is a cost-effective source and it has rich potential to meet the growing energy needs. The seminar was arranged to create awareness about the importance of hydropower and its impact on the country’s socio-economic development.
Taxila Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC) Deputy General Manager Engr Dr Ajaz Bashir Janjua was the resource person at the seminar, who gave a detailed presentation on ‘utilisation and indigenisation of hydro-power as a renewable resource in Pakistan.’
Those who also addressed the interactive lecture on the issue included IEP-RIC Chairman Engr Hafiz M Ehsan ul Haq Qazi and its secretary Engr Muhammad Shafiq. The event was part of the continuing professional development’s series, arranged by the Centre to create awareness about issues of public importance.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2018.