Poland Ready to Help Pakistan Generate Power Through Coal

From Coal Guru

APP reported that Poland is interested in further expanding economic and trade relations with Pakistan in all fields including energy sector which would give a new boost to Pakistan and Poland bilateral relations.

Dr Andrzej Ananicz Ambassador of Poland in Pakistan said during a meeting with Mr Zafar Bakhtawari president ICCI that Pakistan and Poland need to work together in order to identify possible fields of cooperation and to provide proper information to business communities of both the sides.

Dr Andrzej said that Poland has well developed and diversified economy as its driving force is small and medium scale businesses, adding that Poland is currently one of the fastest growing country within the European Union.

He said that Poland has advantage of using coal as the primary raw material in production of their energy and three largest Polish coal mining firms extract around 100 million tonnes of coal annually. Therefore, Poland could provide assistance to Pakistan in power generation through coal of which the country has very huge reserves as Poland has great expertise in generating energy through coal.

Dr Andrzej said that a Polish oil & gas company exploited natural gas in District of Dadu in Sindh and gas production will be started in May 2013 which would help Pakistan to meet its energy needs. The Polish Ambassador said that bilateral agreements and MoUs have become instruments of strengthening relations between the two nations and said that Polish Embassy in Pakistan would do its best to meet challenges and support any proposals and ideas, which would help achieve common goals.

Mr Zafar Bakhtawari said that deep friendly ties exist between Pakistan and Poland, however, these relations need to be changed into trade and economic cooperation. Pakistan always attaches great importance to its relations with Poland which is an important country in Europe and also the member of EU as Poland has supported Pakistan at GSP plus status and to create market access for Pakistani goods in European markets.

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