WB Turkey Director praises energy program

World Bank Turkey Director Martin Raiser said World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program eases energy policy dialogue among member countries.

World Bank Turkey Director Martin Raiser said World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program eases energy policy dialogue among member countries.

ISTANBUL - A technical assistance program administered by the World Bank eases energy policy discussion, and so eases pressure on their banking systems, the World Bank's Turkey Director said Friday.

Martin Raiser made his comments in Istanbul at the 20th International Energy and Environment Fair and Conference, whose main media sponsor is The Anadolu Agency.

Raiser participated the Conference on behalf of The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, a global knowledge and technical assistance program.

Its mission is to assist low- and middle-income countries increase know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth.

Raiser said a well integrated electric energy helps create a dynamic energy sector all over the world. 

He emphazied the need to have a regulatory framework for free access to electricity, which he said would also attract investment and create healthy competition.

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