LAHORE: Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) hosted a 10 member delegation from Turkey that seeks to assist Pakistan in developing new energy projects. The delegation met with PBIT senior officials and representatives of the Departments of Mines and Energy. PBIT Director General Moazzam Husain mentioned that given the understanding between the respective political leadership on both sides, it was important that this initiative be taken to fruition when welcoming the visitors. Turkish delegate Elif Turkislamoglu said that the Turkish side was also keen to develop a successful outcome. In the following discussion, the officials focused on the utilization of the three available energy resources: coal, hydroelectric and wind power. The Turkish side offered full support in helping the Punjab government develop power generation projects using these resources.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2011.
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