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Pakistan energy sector offers $ 100bn investment opportunities: Minister

Pakistan energy sector offers

Pakistan energy sector offers $ 100bn investment opportunities, said Minister Omar Ayub.

Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Energy Week in Islamabad.

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is organising it.

Pakistan energy sector offers

The minister pointed out the energy sector of Pakistan offers investment opportunities of $ 100 billion.

It includes forty five billion dollars in power generation, twenty billion dollars in transmission and fifteen to twenty billion dollars in distribution.

Sustainable, affordable and reliable power

Meanwhile, has said government is trying to provide sustainable, affordable and reliable power to the consumers.

For this, government is producing seventy five to eighty percent power from indigenous resources.

The Minister further said the government has formulated a renewable energy policy.

Under that, the share of alternative sources of energy will be increased to twenty percent by 2025 and thirty percent by 2030.

Omar Ayub pointed out the energy sector of Pakistan offers investment opportunities of $ 100 billion.

It includes $45 billion in power generation, $ 22 billion in transmission and $ 15bn to $ 20 billion in distribution.

Furthermore, he called Pakistan a large market for all the industries of the world to come and invest in.

He said Pakistan is an open market with high rates of return. We are also removing barriers of entry.

Moreover, Omar Ayub expressed satisfaction that several companies are evincing interest in relocating their manufacturing facilities of producing wind turbines and solar panels to Pakistan.

China remains determined to CPEC

Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing also spoke. 

He said that despite the challenge which coronavirus posed, China remains determined to take forward the multi billion dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

He said the projects under the CPEC will not be affected by this temporary challenge.


The Ambassador said the next stage of the CPEC will focus cooperation in diverse sectors including industrial, agriculture, science and technology and renewable energy and hydro power. 

He was confident that this will give a new momentum to the future development of Pakistan’s economy.

While appreciating the structural reforms which government introduced, he said under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the energy sector of Pakistan is undergoing transformation. 

He noted its focus on providing affordable and reliable energy.

Yao Jing also assured that the Chinese government and investors will fully cooperate with Pakistan in this endeavor.

 

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