Blome said in the statement that “the ‘Green Alliance’ framework is helping us jointly meet the climate, energy, water, and economic needs of the present and future.”
The US is determined to increase technical cooperation with Pakistan in order to promote clean energy and help the nation make the transition to renewable resources, according to Ambassador Donald Blome on Friday.
Blome made this statement while on a trip to Thatta, Jhimpir, the wind corridor, as part of the US-Pakistan Green Alliance framework, which aims to further solidify our two nations’ bilateral relationship. To promote clean energy and sustainable water management in Pakistan, the US is working with partners across the nation as part of the framework.
Ambassador Blome expressed his extreme happiness at having the opportunity to visit Sindh province today and meet with the organisations supporting the US-Pakistan “Green Alliance” framework.
“This trip is an opportunity to observe and highlight US investment in the region, with a particular emphasis on how it supports Pakistan in strengthening its resiliency to the effects of climate change, pursuing energy transformation, and promoting inclusive economic growth.”
Ambassador Blome visited the Jhimpir power grid station and the Hawa Energy Limited wind power project, both of which are supported by USAID and the US International Development Finance Corporation, respectively. More than 10,000 homes can be powered by the 50 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy that the plant supplies to Pakistan’s national grid.
He also spoke about the collaborations between US and Pakistani universities that support research in the fields of water and the environment while touring the Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, which was initially built through a $12 million cooperative agreement between Mehran University and USAID.
Blome said in the same statement that “the ‘Green Alliance‘ framework is helping us jointly meet the climate, energy, water, and economic needs of the present and future.”
As part of a US government-funded UNICEF project tour, Ambassador Blome travelled to Karachi. He also went to the Vocational Training Institute for Women, which offers skill development programmes for Afghan refugees and Pakistani women living in host communities.
The 400-year-old tombs of Sultan Ibrahim and Amir Sultan Muhammad were preserved and stabilised as a result of a $260,000 project by the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), which he also visited to see.
Makli graveyard is one of the largest historic burial grounds in the world. The AFCP has contributed $7.1 million over the past 20 years to 32 projects that conserve, preserve, and restore Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage.