6th Power & Alternate Energy Asia Exhibition: 52 foreign investors exploring investment opportunities in Pakistan

Karachi: The 52 foreign delegates are attending 6th three-day Power & Alternate Energy Asia exhibition 2012 and conference that began Tuesday at Karachi Expo Center and they all are here to explore the opportunities of investing in energy sector of Pakistan, Ms. Shazia Marri, Sindh Minister for Information & Electric Power, said.

“This is eye-opener for all those who have negative thinking about Pakistan,” she said talking to media after inaugurating the event.

“Arrival of such a large number of foreign delegates is an ample evidence of the fact that Pakistan is a very safe country for investment,” she said.

Ms. Marri said foreign investors’ trust was the result of Pakistan’s democratic government’s positive relations with Asian countries in general and countries of this region in particular. She referred to recent visit of heads of state of Iran and Afghanistan and said the democratic government is determined to turn Pakistan into a safest country.

Earlier, addressing the inaugural ceremony of exhibition and conference, minister assured the foreign delegates of every possible cooperation by her department for establishing new power units in rural areas of Sindh.

She said developing alternate energy resources has become inevitable and today the entire world is focusing on developing alternate energy through coal, solar power and other resources. “Iran is among top of countries cooperating with Pakistan in this sector,” she added.

Ms. Marri was of the view that it requires comprehensive study for installing wind power plants in all the parts of Sindh. Moreover, the power can also be generated by canal water and 2MW power plants could be installed in each district and Tehsil of province.

Talking about Thar Coal Power Plant, she said Dr. Samar Mubarak would hopefully submit a detailed report in a month or two.

Shazia Marri also visited different stalls at the exhibition.

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