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Japan and Saudi Arabia collaborate to raise awareness on energy efficiency

The seminar was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Supplied)
The seminar was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Supplied)
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19 Feb 2021 03:02:30 GMT9
19 Feb 2021 03:02:30 GMT9

Arab News Japan

The Saudi Electronics and Home Appliances Institute (SEHAI) in cooperation Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) organized an energy efficiency seminar.

The event raised awareness of energy efficiency among the young generation of Saudi Arabia and discussed a new strategy to promote energy efficiency at home through sharing experiences and exchanging ideas with experts of the Kingdom and Japan.

The seminar was held virtually and was attended by Hirofumi Miyake, Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission from the Japanese Embassy in Riyadh, Mr. Sho Inokuchi, Director, METI, and guests from Japanese companies and Saudi companies.

“The energy efficiency and conservation will be getting more important in Saudi Arabia in order to realize the circular carbon economy (CCE) which was presented by Saudi Arabia in G20 last year. In this regard, Japanese expert has been making enormous contribution to the policy making process in Saudi government over the past 8 years, as an adviser to His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman,“ said Miyake in his speech.

Abdullah Alenzi from the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center provided the latest energy efficiency standards and regulations in the building sector as well as addresses in energy efficiency in the Kingdom, while Mr. Naoya Sugai from Japan’s Energy Conservation Canter touched the points of how energy efficiency can be achieved as individual residents.

SEHAI, which is under the supervision of the Technical Vocational Training Corporation, provides technical training for Saudi high school graduates who are keen to pursue a career in electric and electronic products technology and maintenance.

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