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Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweden to support biogas project in city


Sweden has initiated a process in extending support to New Delhi and Visakhapatnam in setting up biogas projects, High Representative of Indo-Swedish International Environmental Technology (ISETC) Mats Denninger has said.

He was addressing a visiting Indian delegation at the Swedish Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday after deliberations on Indo-Swedish collaboration in areas concerning energy and solid waste management.

Indian Ambassador in Sweden Ashok Sajjanwal said the Indian Government was keen on long–term collaboration between the two countries and the visit was aimed at strengthening the process.

Mayor Pulusu Janardhana Rao thanked Sweden for the support and said the delegation would visit various biogas plants in Sweden with a view to replicating the technology in Visakhapatnam.

Apart from the GVMC delegation that included Andhra University Professor Bala Prasad, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority Commissioner Rajeswar Tiwari, Member, Environment, Sunil Kumar Gupta, Lokesh Jayaswal from the Department of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Head of International Department, Swedish Energy Agency, Josephine Bahr Ljungdell, and ISETC Directors Michael Hagman and Tina Karlberg,

Arati Davis of the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi and Delhi Jal Board Chief Engineer V.S. Thind participated.
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article2395438.ece

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