Danish firms eye renewable energy

Minister cites wind power generation prospects in Balochistan

Our Correspondent October 10, 2015
Minister cites wind power generation prospects in Balochistan. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Danish companies have expressed interest in launching different energy projects, especially renewable energy and waste water treatment schemes, in Pakistan where the wide gap between demand and supply of electricity provides encouraging opportunities for investment.

Embassy of Denmark Charge d’affaires Helle Nielson spoke about this investment interest on the part of Danish companies in a meeting with Water and Power Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif here on Friday.

They discussed areas of mutual interest and cooperation in the energy sector, particularly in the field of renewable energy. The minister underlined Pakistan’s huge potential to produce wind energy, solar energy and electricity based on biomass. He referred to the wide coastal area of Balochistan that had remained largely untapped and could be exploited for wind power generation.

He said Pakistan desired to take benefit of the experience of Danish scientists in the energy sector and assured the envoy that foreign investors would be greatly facilitated.

Separately, Tajikistan Ambassador Sher Ali called on Water and Power Minister Asif in his office. They agreed that Pakistan’s business community would be facilitated in the business exhibition in the last week of October in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe.

Asif called the exhibition a golden opportunity for the introduction of Pakistani products in regional markets.

They discussed areas of mutual interest and cooperation in the areas of economy, trade, energy, defence and security. They voiced the hope that bilateral relationship would deepen with the passage of time.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 10th, 2015.

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