First German-SL Conference on Sustainable Mobility in Colombo

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Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Passenger Transport Management, Power and Energy, and Jörn Rohde, German Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the First German-Sri Lankan Conference on Sustainable Mobility.

The First German-Sri Lankan Conference on Sustainable Mobility was held in Colombo recently.

Minister of Passenger Transport Management, Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera, and Jörn Rohde, German Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives were the special invitees.

As the official representative of German business in Sri Lanka, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) has organized the event on the occasion of a German high-ranking business delegation, which was attended by about 100 decision makers from politics and business.

The conference and the delegation program are organized in the frame of an initiative by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The key objective is to promote Sri Lankan-German cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility.

Mobility solutions made in Germany are worldwide leaders. Currently mobility counts for about 40% of the energy consumption and is the main source of energy consumption in Sri Lanka. Being subscriber of Cop 21 and the Vulnerable Climate Forum, Sri Lanka is committed to reduce polluting emissions and to increase energy efficiency.

Chief Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka, M. Andreas Hergenroether stated, “We are very delighted that we have today world market leaders such as business giants Siemens, MAN and MTU together with worldwide recognized German SMEs such as HPC, Pfeiffer Drako, WPS and Hartmann and Koenig presenting state-of-the-art solutions focused on the saving of energy saving and the reduction of polluting emissions. German companies could be strategic partners of Sri Lanka in the different fields of mobility such as ports, airports, E-mobility and public transports”.

AHK Sri Lanka is part of the German Chamber network, 142 offices worldwide representing German member companies. AHK Sri Lanka supports German and Sri Lankan companies in the same way with its strong commitment to fair business, a level playing field, transparency and free trade.