Islamabad: China’s Zonergy Corporation this week presented a donation cheque for Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s Flood Relief Fund.
The Zonergy delegation, led by its Chief Executive Richard J. Guo, held a meeting with PM Shehbaz Sharif. Minister for board of Investment Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Energy Engineer Khurram Dastagir, Minister for Law Azam Nazeer Tarrar, PM’s Special Assistants Dr Jehanzaib Khan, Zafaruddin Mahmood and Fahad Hussain were also present.
The delegation presented a donation cheque for the PM’s flood relief fund and discussed other matters of mutual interest.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Pakistan’s future hinged upon the utilization of renewable energy as these alternative resources of energy could help generate inexpensive power.
The PM stressed that the production of low -priced power would also remove the burden of price hike upon the general public.
He said that a major chunk of Pakistan’s import bill was being spent on the costly imported fuel for power generation, and underlined that it was imperative to move towards the utilization of inexpensive energy which would also help in saving precious foreign reserves.
He informed that a pre-bidding conference on solar energy projects will be held in Islamabad on Wednesday (September 14).
The prime minister while appreciating Chinese support on the internal and external fronts, acknowledged that that China is Pakistan’s best friend.
The 300MW Quaid-e-Azam solar power project in Bahawalpur was accomplished in a record period of time and the government was making efforts to promote investment in renewable energy, especially in solar and wind energy, he added.