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SL, Ethiopia, China discuss on renewable energy

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to African Union, Sumith Dassanayake addressing the gathering.
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to African Union, Sumith Dassanayake addressing the gathering.

A workshop on South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy: Sri Lanka - Ethiopia and China, was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the patronage of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Water, Irrigation and Energy Ministry of Ethiopia on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka and Ethiopia are partnering with China on trilateral South-South cooperation to promote sustainable energy solutions focusing on biogas and solar technologies in Sri Lanka and Ethiopia. The duration of the project is three years.

Delivering the welcome address, the Resident Representative of the UNDP for Ethiopia, Turhan Saleh stated that the project is financed by the Chinese government with a provision of US$ 2 million, which will be equally shared between Sri Lanka and Ethiopia.

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to African Union, Sumith Dassanayake acknowledged the contribution made by the UNDP and development partners to develop the power and energy sector in Sri Lanka. The Ambassador also explained the achievements Sri Lanka has made in the power and energy sector during the last two decades, and the successful involvement of the private sector in the renewable energy sector in Sri Lanka. Ambassador Dassanayake also informed that Sri Lankan companies have invented cost-effective and reliable power generating plants including solar power units for industrial and domestic use, and they have gained high recognition internationally, including in the African Continent.

He invited the participants to get the products and services of Sri Lankan private sector to fulfil renewable energy requirements of African countries.

The official segment of the programme was followed by a workshop.

The Sri Lankan delegation led by Sustainable Energy Authority Deputy Director General, Harsha Wickramasinghe, representatives of the Chinese and Ethiopian governments made presentations on recent developments in the renewable energy sector.

Over 100 guests representing the Ethiopian government, African business chambers and private sector organisations were among the participants.

 


 

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