International virtual conference on hydropower on August 25

Islamabad, August 22, 2020 (PPI-OT): The 1st international virtual conference on Pakistan’s hydropower sector will be held on August 25th to discuss more opportunities to produce cheap and clean energy from the hydro as the country is producing 9,000MW from the hydro sector.

The Energy Update in collaboration with Private Power Board Infrastructure (PPIB), Pakhtunkhwa Electric Development Organization (PEDO) and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is organizing the conference with national and international energy experts through a digital platform. Chief of the organizing committee of the summit Naeem Qureshi said in a statement that the conference would be organized to discuss in detail the progress Pakistan and adjoining region had achieved in the hydro sector.

He said that the conference was expected to thoroughly discuss to take advantage of Government ease-doing business for finding investment and business opportunities within or allied industries. He said that conference participants would learn from International and national best practices of the Hydropower Industry and will share conference recommendations to relevant Ministry for Action.

He said that MD PPIB Shah Jahan Mirza will be the key-note speaker of the event and other speakers include Adviser to CM KPK on Energy Himayatullah Khan, Minister Power Development Gilgit Baltistan M. Ali Khan, CEO PEDO Engr. Naeem Khan, MD Nespak Dr. Tahir Masood, Lead Energy Expert SDPI Dr. Hina Aslam, Senior Manager International Business-Korea Water Resources Corporation, South Korea Hae Dong Choi, COO China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Limited NA Zuberi, Energy Specialist World Bank Saadia Qayyum, COO Mira Power Limited Sultan Ahmed, Director Development Riali Hydro Power S. M Hussain Gardezi and others. Pakistan Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd, OMS Pvt. Ltd and Sapphire Group are the sponsors of the event.

For more information, contact:
Coordinator, Policy Advocacy and Outreach
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
38 Embassy Road, G-6/3 Islamabad, Pakistan
Postal Code: 44000
Tel: +92-51-2278134 (Ext: 113)
Fax: +92-51-2278135
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