Germany considers Pakistan an important ally in South Asia: German Ambassador  

Germany considers Pakistan an important ally in South Asia: German Ambassador  

LAHORE: (APP) German Ambassador to Pakistan Ms Ina Lepel said on Tuesday that Germany always considered Pakistan as its important ally in South Asia and would boost cooperation in Energy Sector of the country.

She expressed these views during her visit to 500 kV Grid Station Nokhar near Gujranwala, a project of National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC), completed earlier with funding of German Bank. Ms Ina Lepel was flanked with First Secretary Sabastian Ernest and KfW team comprising of Dr. Flank Albert, Mr Wolfgang Moellers and Dr. Parvaiz Naim.

Earlier, delegation of Germany's KfW State Development Bank met Managing

Director NTDC Dr. Fiaz A. Chaudhry here at his office in WAPDA House and showed interest in cooperation of future projects of NTDC.

Dr. Chaudhry welcomed their offers and affirmed that Germany had played an important role in the development of Pakistan's energy sector.

He said that 500 kV Grid Station Sheikhupura, 500 kV Sheikh Muhammadi

Peshawar and 500 kV Nokhar grid station near Gujranwala were completed with financial assistance of KfW development bank.

During the visit of aforementioned grid station, German Ambassador Ms Ina Lepel appreciated the maintenance and efficiency of the project.

GM GSO Sabaz Ali Khan briefed the delegation about the construction of 500 kV grid station Nokhar which has yielded significant benefits to the domestic, commercial, industrial and agri consumers of Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Mandi Baha-ud-Din, Gujrat, Sialkot and Narowal. Better voltage profile, no forced load shedding and creation of employment opportunities for the people of respective areas are additional benefits of the said projects.