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Pakistan

Web Desk
March 12, 2019

‘Pakistan has huge potential in renewable energy’

Pakistan

Web Desk
Tue, Mar 12, 2019

BEIJING: Pakistan has a huge potential to grow in the renewable energy sector, particularly in the realm of solar and wind energy, said Ling Jianke, Chief Representative of a Chinese SOE, Sinohydro Bureau-7, South Asia.

Ling, based in Islamabad, met Pakistan’s Consul General to Chengdu, Muhammad Mudassir Tipu at the Pakistan Mission today Tuesday.

He said Pakistan’s location as well as imperatives of prudent fiscal management and environmental needs give the country a huge push to tap renewable energy resources.

Ling particularly added that Sinohydro has done study on Pakistan’s renewable sector and one of its key findings is that Sindh is endowed with abundant solar and wind resources. “We are gearing to install a 4000 MW solar project in Sindh and also plan to invest in Jimpir’s wind sector”, emphasized Ling.

“We are waiting for announcement of the renewable energy policy by the Government of Pakistan likely to be announced in April this year. As soon as policy is brought forth, our company will be keen to invest in the renewables”, Ling said.

He added that investment in renewables is a very astute move by the Pakistan government as it will save huge expenditure incurred on import of oil in dollar terms and will also incentivize Chinese companies to do business by using currency swap agreement that will allow payment in RMB to the Chinese companies.

The CG thanked Mr. Ling for visiting Pakistan Mission and briefing about the projects being pursued by Sinohydro Bureau.