China will assist Pakistan for establishing a joint research and testing lab and training centre, worth RMB 1.78 million, on small Hydro Power Plants at Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET).
This was disclosed during the meeting of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid with the four members Chinese delegation headed by Dr. Xu Jincai, Deputy Director General ,Chinese National Rural Electrification Institute (NREI).
The delegation visited the Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) as a “follow on the project” approved by the Chinese ministry of Science and technology under the Pak -China protocol of the 17th Session.
Talking to delegation, the Minister said Pakistan and China enjoy close and cordial relations and there is need to learn from each other’s experience and adopt best practices in the field of Science and Technology.
“There is great potential to enhance mutual cooperation, business ties and trade between the two countries”.
The Chinese delegation expressed their willingness for the timely completion of the project and said that their country is interested to strengthen relations with Pakistan.
Secretary MoST, Kamran Ali Qureshi, DG PCRET Dr. Khalid Islam, D.G PCRET and Senior Scientists of the ministry were also present during the meeting.