Argentina to provide tech-based expertise in CNG sector

Posted on June 17, 2011. Filed under: Natural Gas |

JUNE 17, 2011

RECORDER REPORT

Federal Minister for Environment, Samina Khalid Ghurki, said, Pakistan is the most vulnerable country of the world that is facing adverse impacts of environmental degradation. “Pakistan attaches greater importance to introduce alternative energy resources in the country”, said Ghurki during a meeting with Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo J. Martine-Saravia and Regional Director of Galileo, S.A Juan Ojanguren, here on Thursday.

Federal Minister further said that government of Pakistan is committed to adopt clean energy system of transportation in the country. The Minister continued that Pakistan considers the environment as a serious issue and promotes the public private partnership for the environment-friendly activities throughout the country. Pakistan is bearing the loss of about Rs 365 billion per year due to environment’s degradation. The Government desires to introduce Pakistan as a clean and green country in the global community, she added.

Environment Minister dwelt upon the fact that Pakistan is the world’s largest consumer of CNG. Government is taking maximum steps to make Shaheed Benazir Bhutto CNG Buses Project as landmark initiative of the PPP Government for the best interest of the people of Pakistan. This will be the great addition of Mass Transit System in the country and people of Pakistan would be able to enjoy clean and cheap transportation facilities.

Ghurki also said that Pakistan and Argentina are enjoying cordial relations and these relations would further grow in future. She underlined that Pakistan has a desire to get all possible benefits from the Argentine for the provision of modern technology-based expertise in CNG sector. Rodolfo J. Martine-Saravia said that Pakistan and the Argentine are the world’s leading countries in CNG sector. Technology-wise, we are very much sound and having skilled and qualified expertise. The Government of Argentina wants to extend co-operation with Pakistan in this important sector.

He hoped that through exchange of knowledge and expertise, better understanding would be developed and different other opportunities could be explored for further advancements. He said that prime issue is that Argentina wishes to introduce environment friendly technology with complete security in Pakistan. The Ambassador underlined that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto CNG Busses Project is an important project and Argentina can play its important role to make this project successful by introducing cheap and environment-friendly energy resources.-PR

Copyright Business Recorder, 2011

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