Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO, Trina Solar — a Chinese company which develops and produces ingots, wafers, solar cells and solar modules — at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
Member of the National Assembly Miss Shiza Fatima, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Ali Jehangir Siddiqui and senior government officials were also a part of the meeting.
Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman / CEO, Trina-Solar at the World Economic Forum in #Davos today. MNA Ms. Shaza Fatima, Special Assistant to PM and senior government officials were also present.#RisingPakistanAtDavos #WEF18 pic.twitter.com/eCOGKDhMd7
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) January 24, 2018
Trina Solar Limited — which’s located in the province of Jiangsu, with numerous branches in the USA, Europe, and Asia — is listed on the PPVX solar share index and on the NYSE.
Jifan Gao founded the company in 1997.
In the past few years, Trina Solar was listed repeatedly on the Fortune list of the top 100 of the world’s fastest-growing companies. It has developed a vertically integrated supply chain, from the production of ingots, wafers, and cells to the assembly of high-quality modules.
Recently, Trina Solar surpassed Yingli as the world’s biggest solar panel maker.
In the meeting with Jifan Gao, the Prime Minister invited Trina Solar to build manufacturing units for solar panels in Pakistan. He asserted that Government of Pakistan will provide full support and tax incentives to encourage local manufacturing.
He said that the local manufacturing would help in employment generation and provide an affordable alternative to the energy mix of the country.
Chairman Gao thanked the PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and assured him that Trina Solar will seriously consider the proposal. He said that the company will try to set up local manufacturing solar panel plant in Pakistan in the near future.