Denmark keen to invest in Punjab: Danish envoy

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Salim Ahmed

Ambassador of Denmark in Pakistan, Ole Thonke met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here Monday and discussed matters of mutual interest, promotion of bilateral relations and cooperation in different sectors.
Wind power project, being set up in South Punjab with the cooperation of Danish company VESTAS, Faisalabad Waste Water Treatment Project and cooperation in health sector also came under discussion.
The meeting agreed to make speedy progress on the project of generation of electricity through wind in South Punjab.
Talking to Danish Ambassador, Shahbaz Sharif said that there are good relations between Pakistan and Denmark and stressed upon the need to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries.
He said that Danish company VESTAS is working on the project of electricity generation through wind in Punjab and expressed the hope that this project will be completed within stipulated period. He said that 6.7 cent tariff for wind power project will result in provision of cheap electricity to the consumers.
He said that Denmark is working with Punjab government in health sector and Pakistan and Denmark have to take speedy steps for enhancing cooperation in trade, economic and social sectors. He said that a very conducive atmosphere has been created for investment in Punjab. He said that Danish investors should fully benefit from investment opportunities in Punjab.
Speaking on the occasion, Danish Ambassador said that there are vast opportunities in Pakistan especially Punjab.
He said that all out efforts will be made to complete wind power project with the cooperation of Danish Company VESTAS in the stipulated period.
He said that getting tariff of 6.7 cent for this project is good news.
He said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab government has extended cooperation at every level with regard to speedy progress on this project.

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