PESHAWAR: The two-day Advanced Clean Energy Summit, organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) UET Peshawar Chapter concluded here the other day.

The Summit provided a common platform for government, policymakers, and leaders in the private sector to collaborate on critical issues and opportunities in harnessing clean energy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Speakers urged for a reduction in energy use and better waste management to a shift towards renewables for sustainable consumption in the future.

Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain addressed as chief guest at the closing ceremony. He said, unfortunately, Pakistan being an underdeveloped country has been left behind in exploiting renewable energy resources to the fullest. “Sustainability is the key word where we need to put concerted efforts in order to provide a better future for our upcoming generations”, he said.

He appreciated the efforts of KPEZDMC for performance and urged for close collaboration in applied research and enhancing linkages with the industrial estate. He appreciated the efforts of Advisor ASME Dr. Muhammad Alamzeb Khan, and Osama Humayun Jadoon, President ASME UET Peshawar for holding a successful event.  

Javed Iqbal Khattak, CEO KPEZDMC said, KPEZDMC is aimed to develop economic zones by capitalizing on the industrial strengths of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  As many as 290 industrial units are in process of setting up while 14 special economic zones are already established which will lead the region toward rapid industrialization. He said KPEZDMC as one of the largest employment organization offers jobs and business opportunities to the engineers of the province. As an alumnus of UET Peshawar, he also assured his support to engage talented graduates in job markets and give them industrial exposure through visits to major economic zones including Rashakai Special Economic Zone. He said, to reduce dependency on conventional power distribution companies, KPEZDMC has also embarked upon setting up its own power distribution company for the industrial estate. Amir Marwat HoD Energy and Power Department KPEZDMC briefed the audience on projects initiated by KPEZDMC in “green hydrogen” that is to address the crises in the gas sector and “waste to energy” for producing 5mw energy through the Horizon Paper Ltd Hattar. Sponsors of the Summit included Green Wend Energy ARAR Group and MEPlanet. Keynote speakers were from USPCASE UET Peshawar, USPCASE NUST, and UET Taxila.  Later, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain gave away shields and souvenirs to the guest speakers and organizers

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