Danish govt facilitates Pakistan in energy production, load management: Envoy

ISLAMABAD, Sep 8 (APP): Ambassador of Denmark in Pakistan Ole Thonke Thursday said that by engaging private sector, the Danish government was facilitating support to Pakistan not only for energy production but also for policy reforms, safety enhancements and load and grid management.

Addressing a seminar held by the Danish embassy to highlight potential solutions for the energy sector in Pakistan, the ambassador said Danish and Pakistani companies could forge partnerships in variety of sectors to benefit from each other’s competence.

The embassy organized a series of seminars and business
meetings in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad this week on the said subject, in collaboration with the global industry leader, Ramboll A/S Denmark, said a Danish embassy statement.

The Government of Pakistan aims at ending the energy crisis
and load shedding by 2018, with their five-year energy plan and Government of Denmark was actively supporting the Pakistan’s government in achieving the goal.

Addressing the participants of the seminar Commercial
Counsellor at the Danish Embassy Assar Qureshi said that Denmark was eager to further strengthen and enhance bilateral trade ties with Pakistan as the current level of bilateral trade, though steadily increasing, has much more potential to grow.

He appreciated the visit of the Ramboll delegation together
with their local partners E’lan, led by Muhammad Ziauddin, adding that it would help in developing and diversifying the energy sector in Pakistan.

Mogens Skov, Ramboll’s Global Division Director said with many decades of experience with planning, design and implementation of sustainable, efficient, and reliable energy solutions worldwide, Ramboll was in a great position to present a full spectrum of technologies and comprehensive solutions for the Pakistani market, particularly in the energy sector.

The Embassy of Denmark has further delegations planned to
Pakistan in the areas of water technology and agribusiness.

Pakistan has a young and vibrant population of around 190
million, and it is expected to be the world’s fourth largest by

The demand for energy is significantly higher than the
production in Pakistan and the country is currently facing an energy crisis, with an estimated 7.5 giga watt shortage.