PAKISTAN NEEDS TO TAP MORE AND MORE RENEWABLE
ENERGY RESOURCES IN ORDER TO MEET THE ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE IN
VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ……… Rana Tanveer Hussain
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad: Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for
Science & Technology was sharing his views with the participants of
first International Conference and Expo on Biomass Gasification
Technologies. It was held in National University of Science &
Technology in collaboration with UNIDO.
“It is a proud moment for me to be the Chief Guest at such a
fruitful effort of the NUST and UNIDO which will benefit the public
and the SME alike,” said Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for
Science & Technology. He is of the view that in contemporary times
when global reserves of nonrenewable energy resources are
depleting, we being the developing country need to look for
alternative better energy resources. If the alternative resource is
renewable energy extracted from biomass that is produced in
trillions of tons on daily basis, it is all the more appropriate to
have such an excellent alternative.
Using biomass to produce clean and cheap energy for SMEs and local
consumption will help us meet the on-going challenges within energy
sector that is impeding national economic growth. “This forum
should form public-private partnership and interest-specific
networks by bringing together the best minds from relevant fields
including national and international community to produce tangible
solutions for Pakistan’s greatest challenges in energy security,”
added the Federal Minister for Science & Technology.
He appreciated the university-industry applied research
collaborations to develop a highly skilled, innovation-ready
workforce leading to growth in Pakistan’s economy. We need more of
these indigenous demand-driven researches to accomplish targeted
goals by the production sector. We need to rely on our own
brilliant human resources to meet challenges of our energy sector
specifically the power shortage. It is only possible when our
production units are well aware of the demands of the public and
the consumers from industrial sector.
Pakistan Government strongly supports the advancement in science
and technology on demand-driven basis and is eager to support all
the sectors who are putting in efforts to bring about a positive
change by playing their role in academic-industrial collaboration.
These collaborations will prove to be game changers for the future
of our generations by boosting economic and energy sector through
employment opportunities, industrial progress, electricity
generation and self-reliance.