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Afghanistan: A land of possibilities, with untapped potential says Deepak Mathur, CEO, Jaguar Overseas at Passage to Prosperity, India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show organized in association with USAID
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - Business Wire India September 17th , 2018
Jaguar Overseas, a New Delhi-headquartered, ISO-certified Global Project Engineering-Procurement-Construction Company, stressed on the immense potential of Afghanistan's energy sector and sought support from the country's local bodies so as to ensure that the company is able to contribute effectively to the economic development of the region at the recently concluded second annual event, 'Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show'.
The event, held at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar hotel between September 12-15, 2018, was hosted by government officials from India and Afghanistan in association with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the leading U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
The event mainly aimed to advance trade integration by establishing economic and trade ties between Afghanistan and the international markets through business-to-business matching and consumer sales.
Committed to strengthening the India-Afghanistan relationship, Deepak Mathur, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Overseas Limited (JOL) engaged in a high-value panel discussion titled 'Power-up Afghanistan - Lessons learnt in Afghan Energy sector'. During the discussion, he spoke eloquently on the importance of strengthening Afghanistan's power sector. He also highlighted on the strategic importance of Afghanistan region for neighbouring countries including India apart from listing out key requirements such as the need to institutionalize flexible policies, government support and involve local partners to ensure all projects get completed seamlessly and JOL is able to contribute effectively to the overall process of rebuilding Afghanistan.
JOL has been closely associated with the development of Afghanistan's energy sector for the last 10 years. The company was closely associated with the complete power evacuation process done via India Afghan friendships dam projects.
The recent Kandahar Solar Power project undertaken by JOL is in a very advanced stage. Recognizing the urgency to provide a solution to the problem of power shortage in Afghanistan, Jaguar Overseas played an integral role in the construction of a 10MW Afghanistan solar power project in Kandahar and resolved to strengthen Afghanistan's power sector by developing country's first tariff based solar power plant. The project is being executed with the support of USAID. The objective of the project is to ensure that Afghanistan becomes self-sufficient where their energy and power sector is concerned. JOL is getting continuous encouraging support from the government of Afghanistan DABS and local authorities.
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