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Exhibition on heating systems opens in capital

By Our Correspondent
April 06, 2018

Islamabad: The three-day 25th International HVACR Expo & Conference organised by Pakistan HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, air-conditioning & Refrigeration) Society, Islamabad Chapter opened at the Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad on Thursday.

Pakistan Engineering Council Chairman Jawed Salim Qureshi who was the chief guest inaugurated the exhibition as part of the silver jubilee celebration of the Pakistan HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration) Society, Islamabad.

Speaking on the occasion, Jawed Salim Qureshi said that there are high hopes in Pakistan from the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He said that it will strengthen already close bonds between Pakistan and China. For Pakistan, it will mean a massively overhauled communication infrastructure, complete with new roads and railway lines, gas pipelines and optic fibre link. It will add up to 2.5 per cent to Pakistan’s annual growth rate. China also has high stakes in CPEC. It is designed to provide them quicker access to markets in Europe, Central Asia and South Asia, he added.

He said that projects of national importance always have challenges to surmount. “We as Pakistanis should make all out efforts for the success of CPEC as our futures depends on it,” he added.

He congratulated the organisers for their efforts in organising the exhibition on heating, ventilation, air-conditioning & refrigeration solutions. Earlier addressing the ceremony, Pakistan HVACR Islamabad Chapter Chairman Chaudhry Nadeem A. Rauf welcomed the delegates from China, Turkey, UAE, Korea and Germany for attending the exhibition which he termed has provided a great platform to manufacturers, businessmen, importers, vendors, consultant, contractors, scholars and end-users to interact with each other for technological improvement and increasing their business activities. “This is a great venture for promotion of business activities in the country allowing manufactures, businessmen, importers, vendors and end users a single platform to get in the know of latest technology and promote their products,” he added. The exhibition and conference will continue till April 7.