A Swedish Transport Delegation, including companies such as Ericsson, Gunnebo, Volvo Group and Scania and led by Ambassador Harald Sandberg and Senior Advisor to the Swedish Minister for Trade Jonas Hafström, is visiting this week Bangalore, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. The aim of this visit is to identify areas within transport and urban planning with potential for further collaboration between Sweden and India.
The first bilateral meeting took place yesterday in Bangalore with a workshop titled “The Way to Sustainable Transport: An Indo-Swedish Perspective”, jointly organized by the Embassy of Sweden and the state government of Karnataka, where Sandberg focused on Scania’s project to build a biogas plant in Narasapura industrial area. “A demo plant will be used to display techniques that we use in Stockholm. A demonstration of how waste can be used to run buses instead of facing landfill problems will be carried out,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Hafström also commented: “Through its innovations, Sweden has continuously developed companies that can provide sustainable solutions to public and private customers with a high life cycle profit. One example discussed today was the transportation sector with state-of-the-art green logistics solutions and technologies.”
As reported by New Indian Express, Scania already has a truck factory in Narasapura and is also expected to install a bus factory in the coming months.
Source: Embassy of Sweden in India