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Czech Energy Sector Mission to India

Date: 12 October 2015 - 16 October 2015, Venue: Delhi, Mumbai

The Czech suppliers of the machinery tools to be used in energy sector have come to India for one week to meet their counterparts and talk about mutual cooperation in the field of classical energy, nuclear energy as well as renewably sources. Thanks to the Czech Embassy in Delhi which prepared this mission as part of the economic diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic the representatives of the Czech companies could present their plans also to the Minister of Power, Government of India, and to other high ranking officials.

The following Czech companies were present: ČKD Blansko, Doosan Škoda Engineering, MSA, Sigma, Škoda Praha and Vítkovice Machinery Group.

Representatives of these companies met top management persons of many important companies working in the energy sector. During the mission the questions related to the wider participation of the Czech companies have been discussed, mainly concerning rehabilitation of current power plants and also construction of the new ones.

The mission head by the Czech Ambassador Mr Milan Hovorka visited Delhi and Mumbai. The highlights of the mission were meetings with the Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy Mr Piyush Goyal and with the Governor of the State of Maharashtra Mr Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao. These meetings confirmed extraordinary interest for deeper involvement of the Czech businessmen in development of the Indian energy sector and establishing of new partnership relations on entrepreneurs level.

The Czech Republic and its competence in the field of energy are very well accepted in India. Inda has ambitious plans what is concerning renewal of current as well construction of new energy facilities. If the country should grow by 8-10 % every year it needs sufficient energy capacity at the same time to comply with environmental limits. And such capacity doesn't exist yet. This is the opportunity for new Indo-Czech partnerships. The Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi will be supporting intensively to let them happen.

More information may be obtained from the Head of Trade and Economic Section of the Embassy Mr Milan Tous, e-mail: milan_tous@mzv.cz.