WASHINGTON DC: Pakistan and the United States on Tuesday agreed to develop a roadmap for pursuing new businesses in green and renewable energy sector both in public and private sector.
The US side would provide financial and technical expertise for undertaking feasibility studies for mutually agreed projects.
A delegation of Pakistani businessmen would be visiting the United States along their counterparts from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to study methane abatement technologies and conversion of bio-methane into fertilizers during the first quarter of the next year.
During the meeting of Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Masood Malik with the Regional Director for the Indo-Pacific for the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Verinda Fike and the Country Manager for the Indo-Pacific Region at USTDA Tanvi Madhusudanan, the two sides discussed in detail ways and means to enhance productivity in the energy sector and plugging Pakistan into global value chain through innovative technologies and creative business models.
Various ideas surrounding ensure energy security, affordability and sustainability in wake of various challenges including the phenomenon of erratic climate change and its socio-economic impact on Pakistan.
The US side showed great interest in pursuing projects related to green ammonia, green hydrogen and renewables in Pakistan. The Minister reiterated that Pakistan in collaboration with the US would like to trail blaze the transition towards clean and green energy in the developing world.
The minister invited the US side to visit Pakistan at the earliest to explore possibility of undertaking joint ventures and projects in energy sector including exploration and tapping of its onshore and offshore energy assets.
Musadik Malik assured that his office would serve as facilitator for US investors for expeditious implementation of new business ideas.
“Red tapism would be turned into red carpet,” the minister said.