Lahore: Pakistan energy crises and Punjab government efforts have attracted Austrian attentions and a A high-level delegation, led by Ambassador of Austria Dr Brigitta Blaha, meet Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.

The delegation showed keen interest in extending cooperation in hydropower projects, especially small hydro projects and electricity production from solid waste. Speaking on the occasion, Sharif said that Pakistan and Austria have good friendly relations and there is a need to further extend trade and economic ties between the two countries.

He said that work on energy projects worth thousands of megawatts was in progress. Blaha said that Austria has expertise in hydropower sector and cooperation in this regard would be extended to the Punjab government.