LAHORE: A German company delegation led by Mr Carsten called on Chief Minister Parvez Elahi on Sunday and expressed its interest to install nature-friendly waste-to-energy power plant projects in Punjab.

The delegation stated that the German company would invest billions of rupees in the plant installation project that will generate employment opportunities for some 5,000 people.

The chief minister directed the Punjab government officials concerned to early settle matters to install waste-to-energy power plant projects and added a formal MoU be signed with the German company.

The chief minister directed the officials concerned to give final shape to salient features of the project at the earliest adding that all the departments concerned should expeditiously settle affairs for signing the MoU. He assured that transparent work would be done with regard to this project at every level.

He said installation of environment-friendly power plant was need of time in the perspective of climate change and would enable to cope up with smog and environment pollution. Besides billions of rupees investment and employment opportunities for people, he said the project would also facilitate masses in getting rid of the problem of discarding waste.

MPA Sajid Khan Bhatti, Tanvir Shah, Muhammad Jabbar, Mushtaq Gondal, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Hasan, secretary local government, secretary energy, additional secretary industries, special secretaries CM Office were also present on the occasion. The German company has installed green field power plants in six countries of the world.

Published in Dawn, September 26th, 2022

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