German delegation meets governor

ITANAGAR, May 2: Dr Jasper Wieck, Chargé d’affaires, German Embassy, New Delhi, accompanied by Christina Hieronymus, Head of Economic Cooperation & Development, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Dr Michael, Consul General, German Consulate General, Kolkata, called on Governor BD Mishra at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday to discuss areas of mutual interest and cooperation, particularly in the power sector.
Highlighting the vast potential of the state in the hydropower sector, the governor said that with better ties between India and Germany, the German government can cooperate with the Arunachal Pradesh government in line with the Indo-German Energy Pact signed between the two countries.
Mishra emphasized on cooperation with the German government in the fields of capacity-building, training, and establishment of a state-of-the-art training institute in Arunachal in the fields of solar and hydropower energy.
He called for “mutual cooperation in the formulation and establishment of smart grid projects in the state, and cooperation in the field of electricity system strengthening and infrastructure improvement.”
The governor also called for exploring the possibilities in technical promotion of solar and wind energies.
He suggested “exploring the scope for cooperation in the hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh which are being developed by independent power producers,” and for technical cooperation for reducing the cost of construction and operation of hydropower projects.
Mishra also stressed on cooperation between Indian and German universities in academic programmes in higher and technical education, such as student and faculty exchange programmes.
Commissioner to Governor, RP Upadhyay, and Power Commissioner GS Meena were also present at the meeting. (Raj Bhavan)