Islamabad, 28 December 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Nong Rong attended the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) ceremony in Islamabad.

The National Electric Power Regulation Authority organized the ceremony (NEPRA). Its goal was to recognize the excellent achievements of NEPRA’s licensees in occupational health and safety.

Chairman NEPRA, Tauseef Farooqi chaired the ceremony while the Chinese Ambassador graced the event as chief guest.

Heads and professionals from several key power sector entities, and contractors from Generation, Distribution, and Transmission businesses were present. Additionally, NEPRA Professionals, and media bodies, attended the ceremony.

Remarks by the Chinese Ambassador

While addressing the ceremony, Nong Rong appreciated NEPRA’s efforts in organizing an amazing ceremony. He discussed several CPEC energy initiatives started by the government of China in Pakistan in relation to HSE.

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The Envoy reaffirmed his government’s commitment to assisting Pakistan’s power sector. In this vein, he added, “The Chinese government would further increase investment in the power sector, especially in renewable energy.”

During his turn, Chairman NEPRA stated that HSE issues are at the top of his priority list. Each licensee must work hard to enhance its performance in this area. He thanked the government of China for investing in Pakistan’s energy sector.

Farooqi also elaborated that NEPRA through its Power with Safety (PwS) drive is making tremendous headways by developing safety protocols.

Along these lines, he reiterated, “The drive is conducting awareness sessions which have resulted in a decrease in accidents and electrocutions.”

The Ambassador and the Chairman of NEPRA presented awards to the top-performing organizations at the conclusion of the ceremony.

UCH & UCH-II Power (Pvt.) Limited was recognized as the top performer and presented Gold Award, followed by Foundation Power Company (Daharki) Limited with a Silver.

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Whereas, the Bronze award was shared by Karachi Nuclear Power Generating Stations, Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Stations, and Nishat Power Limited.

Similarly, NEPRA also recognized eighteen individuals from power companies for their outstanding safety performance in the field.