Speedy execution of energy projects top priority: Abid Sher Ali

ISLAMABAD: The present government is giving prime focus to speedy execution of energy projects as prevailing energy crisis affect employment and economic growth of the country.

This was stated by Minister of State for Water and Power, Ch Abid Sher Ali in a meeting with delegation from Vestas, Danish company, headed by Mr. Jesper Moller Sorensen, Ambassador of Denmark here on Thursday.

Dr. Mussadiq Malik, Special Assistant to PM on Energy was also present in the meeting.

The Minister acknowledged Denmark’s expertise in wind energy and said that Pakistan is great facilitator and protector of foreign investment in energy sector as it provide preliminary tariff which no other country in the region provides which guarantees the profitability to investor.

He further said that Pakistan is keen in developing energy cluster recognizing that there is critical gap between supply and demand of energy in the country.

He said that the visit of Vestas would prove rewarding and fruitful.

He also encouraged Danish companies to invest in Pakistan and share their knowledge and technical expertise particularly in projects of renewable energy.

Danish Ambassador, Jesper Moller Sorensen commented that Danish companies are very strong in some of the areas, where Pakistan faces challenges and wide experience of his country can play an important role in developing strategy for renewable energy.

He also said that Danish Embassy organized two awareness seminars in Karachi and Islamabad on wind production so that key stakeholders can be benefitted.