Islamabad, 11 March 2020 – Talha Akhtar:
The Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad is pleased to inform about the technical Seminar “Sustainable Mobility: Ethanol Talks – Pakistan”, jointly organized by PSMA (Pakistan Sugar Mills Association), the Brazilian Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), UNICA (The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association), and APLA (Brazil´s thanol Cluster).
The goal of the seminar was to promote ethanol as a modern and sustainable option for mobility, capable of generating immediate positive impacts on energy security, health, reduction of local air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. We hope to offer cooperation, transferring the Brazilian experience on ethanol and working with counterparts in Pakistan to identify where and how this experience would be applicable, or adapted when necessary.
The seminar features top Brazilian experts, who came to Pakistan to participate in the event and share insights about the Brazilian 45-year experience on production and utilization of ethanol and how this experience could benefit Pakistan in addressing, at least partially, some of its most serious problems such as balance of payments; energy resources; and environmental pollution.
The seminar was attended by dignitaries and distinguished speakers from Brazil and Pakistan, including H.E. Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Industries and Production; Ms. Sitara Ayaz, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change; Dr. Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan, CEO of Alternate Energy Development Board; Mr. Iskander Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association – KPK Zone; H.E. Mr. Olyntho Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan and many other senior representatives.