Published On: Sat, Jan 18th, 2014
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Denmark offers assistance to Pakistan in technology of green energy

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ISLAMABAD: Denmark has offered assistance to Pakistan in adopting the technology of green energy.

The offer was made by the Danish Ambassador to Pakistan Jesper Sorensen at a meeting with Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali here on Friday.

According to the Ambassador, a new world record was set in Denmark last month. In December 2013, 57 per cent of all electricity produced in Denmark was generated by wind power. On one single day, December 21, wind mills produced more electricity than the total Danish consumption. Denmark has a goal of becoming the world’s first completely fossil fuel free country by 2050.

Ambassador Sorensen informed Minister of State for Water and Power, Mr. Abid Sher Ali that he would be going to Denmark next week to meet Danish businesses, including green energy companies to discuss the potential of the Pakistani market. As some Danish companies have concerns about the security situation in Pakistan, the Embassy is offering to help identify relevant Pakistani partners.

As the Minister of State for Water and Power expressed gratitude to the Embassy of Denmark for increasing its focus on expanding investment and trade ties with Pakistan, Ambassador Sorensen responded: “Investments in Pakistan will surely create more jobs and economic growth – to the benefit of the people of Pakistan and of Denmark. Expanding our economic ties is also closely linked to what we are trying to achieve with our development assistance in Pakistan, which is providing opportunities for every citizen of Pakistan and ultimately poverty reduction”, said Mr. Sorensen.
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