Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology was sharing his views with the participants of first International Conference and Expo on Biomass Gasification Technologies. It was held in National University of Science & Technology in collaboration with UNIDO.
“It is a proud moment for me to be the Chief Guest at such a fruitful effort of the NUST and UNIDO which will benefit the public and the SME alike,” said Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology. He is of the view that in contemporary times when global reserves of nonrenewable energy resources are depleting, we being the developing country need to look for alternative better energy resources. If the alternative resource is renewable energy extracted from biomass that is produced in trillions of tons on daily basis, it is all the more appropriate to have such an excellent alternative.
Using biomass to produce clean and cheap energy for SMEs and local consumption will help us meet the on-going challenges within energy sector that is impeding national economic growth. “This forum should form public-private partnership and interest-specific networks by bringing together the best minds from relevant fields including national and international community to produce tangible solutions for Pakistan’s greatest challenges in energy security,” added the Federal Minister for Science & Technology.
He appreciated the university-industry applied research collaborations to develop a highly skilled, innovation-ready workforce leading to growth in Pakistan’s economy. We need more of these indigenous demand-driven researches to accomplish targeted goals by the production sector. We need to rely on our own brilliant human resources to meet challenges of our energy sector specifically the power shortage. It is only possible when our production units are well aware of the demands of the public and the consumers from industrial sector.
Pakistan Government strongly supports the advancement in science and technology on demand-driven basis and is eager to support all the sectors who are putting in efforts to bring about a positive change by playing their role in academic-industrial collaboration. These collaborations will prove to be game changers for the future of our generations by boosting economic and energy sector through employment opportunities, industrial progress, electricity generation and self-reliance.