Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator, UNDP Visits India

13-17 December 2013


Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDPvisited India from 13 to 17 December 2013. During his visit, Mr. Xu is meeting met with senior representatives from the Government and civil society. On a trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mr. Xu visited the MPK steel re-rolling mill which has significantly reduced power consumption through adopting a range of energy efficiency measures implemented as part of a partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel. The Regional Director also visited a work site of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, the world’s largest employment guarantee scheme and interacted with local leaders and women employed under the Scheme. 

Events

Meeting with Dr. Mihir Shah, Member Planning Commission
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Meeting with Dr. Mihir Shah, Member Planning Commission
17 December 2013, New Delhi -
 Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Dr. Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission.





Meeting with V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj
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Meeting with V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj
17 December 2013, New Delhi - Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj. UNDP has partnered with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to strengthen the capacities of elected representatives and officials, institutions and processes at various levels.


Meeting with Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development
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Meeting with Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development
17 December 2013, New Delhi - Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development, Government of India. UNDP and the Ministry of Rural Development have signed a letter of collaboration in support of rural employment and livelihood programmes during the 12th Five-Year Plan of the Government of India (2013-2017).

Meeting with Anita Kaul, Secretary, Department of Justice
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Meeting with Anita Kaul, Secretary, Department of Justice
16 December 2013, New Delhi
- Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with and Ms. Anita Kaul, Secretary, Department of Justice.



Meeting with Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs
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Meeting with Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs
16 December 2013, New Delhi - Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs and discussed South-South cooperation and the International Centre for Human Development. UNDP and the Government of India have signed a partnership agreement intended to leverage India’s vast development experience to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and increase its role in South-South cooperation.

Haoliang Xu Visits the Award-Winning Steel Re-Rolling Mill, MPK Steel in Jaipur
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Haoliang Xu Visits the Award-Winning Steel Re-Rolling Mill, MPK Steel in Jaipur
14 December 2013, Jaipur - On day 2 of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited the award-winning steel re-rolling mill, MPK Steel in Jaipur. The mill, with support from UNDP, the Ministry of Steel and the Global Environment Facility, reduced its energy consumption by 30%, cut coal consumption by 45% and increase productivity by 68%.

Haoliang Xu Visits the Work site of MGNREGA in Rajasthan
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Haoliang Xu Visits the Work site of MGNREGA in Rajasthan
14 December 2014, Rajasthan -
 On day two of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited the work site of the world’s largest employment guarantee scheme, MGNREGA in Rajasthan.

Meeting with Margaret Alva, the Governor of Rajasthan

Meeting with Margaret Alva, the Governor of Rajasthan
14 December 2013, Rajasthan - Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Margaret Alva, the Governor of Rajasthan



Meeting with Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission
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Meeting with Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission
13 December 2013, New Delhi - 
On day one of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission. 

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Haoliang Xu was appointed Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific by the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2013.

FULL BIOGRAPHY
Stories of Change
Innovating to Achieve Energy Efficiency

Companies in the highly polluting steel-rerolling sector in India are introducing measures to improve energy efficiency as a result of a partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel. In doing so, they are demonstrating that the industry can become more energy efficient, more environmentally conscious and more profitable. Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited one such success story in Jaipur, Rajasthan and saw first-hand how the company has innovated to improve productivity and reduce specific fuel consumption.  

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