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Minister Biman Prasad Highlights Need For Action On Decarbonisation

Minister Puri also assured India’s support towards the housing sector with a focus on smart low cost construction technology and potential involvement of the Indian private sector in any future Housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects in Fiji.
09 Feb 2023 19:15
Minister Biman Prasad Highlights Need For Action On Decarbonisation
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Biman Prasad (R) with India’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri in Bangaluru on 7, February 2023. Photo: DEPTFO News

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Biman Prasad met India’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri in Bangaluru on Tuesday.

The Deputy Prime Minister congratulated Minister Puri for successfully hosting the first ever India Energy Week with a focus on decarbonisation and transition to clean energy economy. Discussions focused on how India can support Fiji in its energy transition with the transfer of technology to improve energy efficiency, develop more renewal energy sources and build climate smart infrastructure.

Minister Puri also assured India’s support towards the housing sector with a focus on smart low cost construction technology and potential involvement of the Indian private sector in any future Housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects in Fiji.

Mr Prasad also participated in a high level Ministerial Session on “Strategies for a sustainable and decarbonised future”.

During the discussions, he highlighted the urgent need for global action on decarbonisation if the world is to genuinely fight issues like climate change which is having devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of people in small developing island counties like Fiji.

He also called upon the developed world to support affordable technology transfer in assisting counties with smooth and economically feasible energy transition.

 

Source: DEPTFO News

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