KP-EZDMC and UET Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Conducting Energy Audits – Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KP-EZDMC) and Peshawar University of Engineering and Technology (UET) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct Energy Audit industrial units to minimize energy waste.

So said KP-EZDMC Managing Director (CEO) Javed Iqbal Khattak in a chat with a scribe here on Sunday. Javed Iqbal Khattak, who has over two decades of experience in promoting the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, previously worked on the initiative when he was provincial head of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority companies (SMEDA). The exercise under the auspices of SMEDA proved to be very successful and the electricity bills of the units in which this audit was carried out were reduced by several times. The initiative will again be beneficial for industrial units.

The CEO said that they are also coordinating with COMSAT University Abbottabad to work on industrial waste to avoid environmental problems in Hattar Economic Zone. He said the company has also launched a placement initiative in the fields of mechanics, chemical engineering, information technology and management. He said their organization’s Industrial Facilitation & Support (IFC) is negotiating the initiative with industries and universities. Initially, he said Sarhad Board & Chemicals had agreed to offer 3-6 month internship for 10-15 graduates in the fields of mechanical, electrical and information technology. These students will help industries identify ongoing research that is useful for the design and development of innovative processes and potential products. The society’s IF&S department is working hard to bring more industries to adopt practices that are beneficial to the overall growth and development of the province. The initiative is a step towards realizing the vision of the KP government to make the province an economic center of the region.

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