Arunachal: German Embassy Chargé d’affaires calls on the Governor
Governor stresses on cooperation between Indian and German Universities in academic programmes.
Dr. Jasper Wieck, Chargé d’affaires, German Embassy, New Delhi, accompanied by Ms. Christina Hieronymus, Head of Economic Cooperation & Development, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Dr. Michael , Consul General, German Consulate General, Kolkata paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 2nd May 2019. They discussed about areas of mutual interest and cooperation, particularly in the power sector.
Highlighting on the vast potentials of the State in hydropower, the Governor said that with better ties between India and Germany, the German Government can cooperate with the State of Arunachal Pradesh in line with Indo-German Energy Pact signed between the two countries.
The Governor emphasized on the cooperation with the German Government in the fields of capacity building, training and establishment of a state-of-the-art training Institute in Arunachal Pradesh in the fields of solar and hydro power energy.
The Governor called for mutual cooperation in the formulation and establishment of Smart Grid Projects in the State and co-operation in the field of electricity system strengthening and infrastructure improvement. He also called for exploring the possibilities in technical promotion of Solar and Wind Energies.
The Governor suggested for exploring the scope for cooperation in the Hydro Power Projects in Arunachal Pradesh, which are being developed by Independent Power Producers (IPPs), and for technical cooperation for reducing the cost of construction and operation of Hydro Power Projects.
The Governor stressed on cooperation between Indian and German Universities in academic programmes in higher and technical education, such as student and faculty exchange programmes, etc.
R.P. Upadhyay Commissioner to Governor and G.S Meena, Commissioner (Power), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh were also present in the meeting.