NPO Pakistan in collaboration with APO Japan developed demonstration companies on "Application of Kaizen in Micro Hydropower Turbine Manufacturing"
NPO Pakistan in collaboration with APO Japan organized a dissemination conference on the development of demonstration companies on “Application of Kaizen in Micro Hydropower Turbine Manufacturing" on 14 December 2022 at Peshawar Serena Hotel. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ejaz Afridi, Vice president Sarhad chamber of Commerce and Industry added that working together with NPO Pakistan we will be able to find solutions to long-standing problems of the industry.
The demonstration companies project is part of APO initiatives to raise awareness and promote the application of productivity concepts, tools, and techniques including kaizen in micro hydropower turbine manufacturing. It is also aligned with the APO’s Green Productivity (GP) initiatives. GP is a strategy for simultaneously enhancing productivity and environmental performance for overall socioeconomic development. Through dissemination activities in this project, multiplier effects are expected to support sustainable development and productivity improvement in Pakistan. APO’s role in the development of Asia-Pacific region is critical.
Micro hydropower system is a nondepleting, nonpolluting energy source that has provided reliable power in the past and is one of the most promising renewable sources for greening the economy. In addition, micro hydropower systems offer stable, inflation-proof, economical, renewable electricity supply using proven, available technologies.
Pakistan has prioritized meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and was the first country to adopt the SDG 2030 agenda through a unanimous resolution of Parliament. Pakistan has many rivers, streams, and springs that could be used to generate electricity to meet the energy requirements for off-grid rural residents, cottage owners, small communities, campsites, parks, and remote lodges.