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Germany to help Punjab in energy sector

A delegation of the prominent German company in energy sector, Energiequelle Gmbh, met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Tuesday.

The Planning & Development chairman, the Additional Chief Secretary Energy, the Secretary Agriculture, authorities concerned, leaders of the delegation of the German company Helmut Fugemann, Michael Heyn, Stefan Rieck and other officials were also present.

The meeting decided to promote cooperation in energy sector while the German company expressed interest in setting up a 100 megawatt solar plant in Punjab. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that sincere efforts were being made for overcoming energy crisis in the country and Muslim League-N government was determined to resolving the problem.

He said that special incentives were being offered to foreign investors in energy sector. He welcomed the interest shown by the German company in setting up solar plant in Punjab. He said that the Punjab government had planned to set up Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park over eleven thousand acres in Bahawalpur and work was being carried out expeditiously for the provision of infrastructure and other facilities.

The chief minister asked the German company to consider setting up solar plant at Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park as well. He said that there was a vast scope of generation of power from biogas and biomass in Punjab and the Punjab government would welcome cooperation by the German company in projects of generation of electricity from biogas and biomass.

The head of the German delegation Helmut Fugemann said that his company wanted to promote cooperation with the Punjab government in energy sector and speedy measures would be taken in this regard.

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