Thursday, 19 May 2011

Uzbekistan can offer electricity to Pakistan

Delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) recently had a meeting with Ambassador of Uzbekistan, Oybek Arif Usmanov.

During the meeting, the ambassador said that Uzbekistan is willing to provide electricity to Pakistan via Peshawar on very reasonable rates, reported.

This will help Pakistan in seeking access to surplus Central Asian electricity to overcome energy shortages, the report said. Uzbekistan also called on Pakistan to further enhance exchange of business delegation and increased cooperation in sectors like textiles, leather, cotton, pharmaceutical and agriculture.

At the same meeting, head of FPCCI delegation Raza Khan hailed the Uzbek reform process and said that the country should offer electricity on most affordable rates so that the economy can be bailed out without burdening other sectors.

He said that policy makers of both countries should pay emphasis on cargo transportation, transit, telecom, IT and public health engineering sectors.

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