ISLAMABAD: The launching ceremony of and#39;Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) for Industriesand#39;

project funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) took place on Wednesday.

The prominent dignitaries participating in the event were the ambassador of EU delegation in

Pakistan, UN resident coordinator in Pakistan, senior officials from ministries of Industries and

Production and Climate Change, and representative of various organisations like Alternative

Energy Development Board (AEDB), National Productivity Organisation, (NPO) and Small and

Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA).

Speaking on the occasion, UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan Neil Buhne said that the

sustainable development goals (SDGs) are very important for Pakistan, as they targeted industry,

innovation and infrastructure, which in fact fall under the domain of United Nation Industrial

Development Organisation (UNIDO). The projects would also focus on other SDGs such as and#39;no

poverty and hungerand#39;, he added.

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