Shell Pakistan announces that Shell
International would be holding the annual Shell Eco-Marathon Europe in Germany
in May 2009 and that a total of four student teams would be participating
from Pakistani Colleges in this Global Competition for the very first time.
The Shell Eco-Marathon challenges students teams
to design and build energy efficient vehicles that travel the farthest distance
using the least amount of fuel. Shell International has been running the Shell
Eco-Marathon in Europe for nearly 25 years, where the event has grown to include
more than 200 teams, thousands of spectators and widespread media attention.
Commented Mr. Zaiviji Ismail, Country Chairman,
Shell Pakistan; "We are delighted to announce that four Pakistani teams are
participating in this year's Shell Eco-Marathon for the very first time since
the Shell Eco-Marathon's inception 25 years ago. This is a global event and we
believe Pakistani students are ready to take on this challenge alongside the
student teams in Europe and the Americas. There is tremendous capability and
talent in our country and by facilitating the participation of these 4 teams in
2009, we hope to enable more Pakistani student teams to participate in
the inaugural Shell Eco-Marathon Asia in Malaysia in July 2010. The Shell
Eco-Marathon serves as an excellent platform for our 4 teams to showcase their
creativity in meeting the energy challenge. This is the best form of education -
helping students gain practical experience for the future."
Contact : Mr. Zaiviji Ismail, Country Chairman, Shell Pakistan