Pak ad­vised to take full ad­van­tage of CPEC

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

PESHAWAR—Speak­ers at a two-day pol­icy di­a­logue unan­i­mously en­dorsed China-Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC) project and called for tak­ing its full ad­van­tage to meet coun­try’s eco­nomic chal­lenges in­clud­ing en­ergy cri­sis.

The speak­ers at “En­ergy Pol­icy Di­a­logue in con­text with China Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor” said the project would be a game-changer in finding so­lu­tions to en­ergy chal­lenges through CPEC. They said that the Cen­ter and Fed­er­at­ing Units should have to frame poli­cies for sus­tain­able so­lu­tions for the en­ergy cri­sis.

The two-day pol­icy di­a­logue was or­ga­nized by US Pak­istan Cen­tre for Ad­vanced Stud­ies in En­ergy, (USP-CAS E) Univer­sity of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy, (UET) Peshawar. Chief Min­is­ter Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khat­tak who was chief guest on the oc­ca­sion said that the Gov­ern­ment of KP fully sup­ports CPEC and told that sev­eral de­lib­er­a­tions were held with the Fed­er­a­tion to agree upon the share of KP prov­ince un­der CPEC.

He ex­pressed the re­solve of KP Gov­ern­ment to solve the per­sis­tent en­ergy cri­sis and urged the par­tic­i­pants to ex­plore cur­rent chal­lenges and en­able academia, in­dus­try and gov­ern­ment to find so­lu­tions for the en­ergy cri­sis. The ob­jec­tive of this di­a­logue was to de­lib­er­ate on chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties in CPEC for al­ter­na­tive en-ergy so­lu­tions, prepa­ra­tion of in­dus­tries for en­ergy ef­fi­cient so­lu­tions in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa of­fered by CPEC and to ex­plore de­vel­op­ing Pub­lic Pri­vate Part­ner­ships.

The Chief Min­is­ter KP Pervez Khat­tak, as chief guest ap­pre­ci­ated the ef­forts of USPCAS-E UET Peshawar and USAID to or­ga­nize pol­icy level di­a­logues in the field of en­ergy. He in­formed the au­di­ence about the prospects of CPEC, the provin­cial gov­ern­ment’s pol­icy and in­ter­ac­tion with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.—APP

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