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India : MoU inked between Punjab government & High Mark Bio-Gas.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Punjab government and a famous Canadian Company, High Mark Bio-Gas, at Chief Minister's Office to establish bio-gas project. Chief Executive Officer Evan Chrapko on behalf of High Mark Biogas Company while Secretary Energy Usman Bajwa on behalf of Punjab government signed the MoU.

As per the deal, High Mark Bio-Gas Company will install a pilot project of 22 megawatts of biomass gas in Punjab. The project will be concluded within a short period of six months. In addition, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Provincial Energy Minister Sher Ali Khan, Chairman Planning and Development, Secretaries of Energy, Agriculture, Information, Local Government and other concerned officials were also present on the occasion.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that signing of MoU between High Mark Bio-Gas Company and Punjab government on biogas project is a welcoming step. Wide opportunities of generating energy through bio-mass and biogas exist in Punjab and Punjab government will completely gain from these opportunities. The experiences of foreign investors and companies would also be benefited on this as energy crisis could be minimised soon.

The Chief Minister said that in addition to traditional sources, Pakistan Muslim League-N government was also working to make energy through non-traditional sources. He said that non-traditional sources were cheap source of generating energy that would give relief to the people. Shahbaz Sharif said that there was great potential of establishing bio-gas projects in Punjab and there was no lack of fuel for the projects of biogas.

Previously, Chief Executive of the company, Evan Chrapko met the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at Chief Minister's Office. Muhammad Umar Ghaznavi was also present on the occasion. Evan Chrapko gave a briefing to the Chief Minister about his company and assured that his company will make strong efforts to conclude biogas pilot project in Punjab within six months.

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Date:Jul 22, 2013
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