Ban Ki-Moon to inaugurate Narmada Canal's solar power plant

Vadodara: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is scheduled to inaugurate the solar power plant of the Narmada Canal here on January 11.“On Saturday, January 10, Moon will deliver a keynote speech at the Inaugural
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PTI January 08, 2015 13:46 IST

Vadodara: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is scheduled to inaugurate the solar power plant of the Narmada Canal here on January 11.

“On Saturday, January 10, Moon will deliver a keynote speech at the Inaugural Session of the Seventh Vibrant Gujarat Summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar the following day. He is also expected to visit Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram as well as a solar power plant to see efforts to promote sustainable development,” Gujarat Finance Minister Saurabh Patel told PTI.

This is perhaps for the first time that any UN Secretary General would be visiting Vadodara city, he said.

“Moon will inaugurate the Narmada canal's solar plant in the city on Sunday, January 11 at 1630 hours. He will travel to India later this week to visit Gujarat and New Delhi. This will be his fourth trip to the country as UN Secretary-General,” Vadodara District Collector told PTI.

In Gujarat and Delhi, the UN Secretary-General is scheduled to meet key Indian leaders including President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, besides Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

On January 12, the UN Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver the 13th Sapru House Lecture, organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs.

He would conclude his visit to India on January 13, after his meetings with UN staff and heads of UN agencies working in India.

 
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