Mr. Jam Kamal,Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, chaired a meeting on Expo Astana – 2017 at TDAP Headquarters Karachi which was attended by Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha, Secretary TDAP along with other senior officers of TDAP.
The honorable Minster was informed that Pakistan Pavilion being set up by Trading Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) at the Future Energy Expo 2017, aims to present a unique blend of low/zero carbon footprint methodologies drawn from Pakistan’s rich heritage and vernacular traditions. The overarching theme “Nurturing the Past for a Sustainable Future” aims to portray futuristic concepts for the 21st century taking into account issues confronted by marginalized sections of society.
The pavilion will incorporate low cost solutions for reduction in quantum of energy usage, along with use of renewable energy sources for the well-being and development of the country with particular emphasis on low income populace and women. Thepavilionis designedto encompassandreconnoiter approachesfor thoseatthebottomofthepyramidtoachieveabetterqualityoflife.Asisknown,mostoftheenergyusedbytheunderprivileged,particularly women,isforcookingandheating,theuseofwidelyavailableinappropriatebiomassaddingtoenvironmentaldegradationandadverseeffectonthehealthofwomenandchildren.Theexhibitswillprovidelow-costefficientmethodsforcookingandheatingwhichareessentialifthequalityoflifeforthemarginalizedistobeimproved.AspartofresponsetoSustainableDevelopmentGoals(SDGs)focusonlowcostcleandrinkingwaterwillportraytheuseofrenewableenergysourcesforpublic good.Amongthehighlightswillbeefficientbuildingdesignwithpassivecoolingandnaturalventilationandcoolingsystems.
The Honorable Minister Mr Jam Kamal directed that the pavilion express there solve of Pakistan for devising ways for efficientuse of limited energy available to achieve a better quality of life for marginalized sections of society. Many aspects of energy usage for the poor are derived from methodologies found in Pakistan’s ownheritage and vernaculartraditions.Thepavilionand the exhibits have been designed to impart the importance of culture in lives of all and particularly those that are sidelined. The theme is built around the essential linkage with the past and the importance of nurturing the past for asustainable future.
TDAP, in collaboration with Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, Consultants MESA (Mukhtar Enterprises Studio for Architecture) and Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Plannersis setting up the Astana Pavilion Village (APV) at Makli Goth, World Heritage Makli in December 2016 and January 2017. The aim is to engage university students, architects and other interested professionals, along with master artisans to join hands in fabricating elements for the Astana Pavilion, Kazakhstan. APV will provide a unique learning opportunity through a collaborative effort regarding critical aspects for lowering the carbon footprint. Once assembled in Astana, TDAP pavilion will portray the hard work by the youth and artisans of the country to showcase the commitment of Pakistan towards climate change impact and its resolve to provide its significant share in shaping the future of the world