Power export from Nepal to Bangladesh will begin this year: Energy Minister Bhusal

Published On: September 10, 2022 03:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal said that the government is currently working to export electricity to Bangladesh, targeting power export within this year. 

At present, Nepal is exporting electricity to only India. "Now, we will export electricity to Bangladesh too. An agreement on production partnership has taken place, and 50 megawatt power will be supplied to Bangladesh from this year," said Minister Bhusal, while talking to media-persons here today.

With the aim of the maximum consumption of electricity at home, there has been a discount on electricity tariffs, she said, reminding that the power tariffs were slashed by up to 75 percent in agriculture and irrigation. 

The discount is also for domestic use, she said. In a separate context, the Minister, who is also the leader of CPN (Maoist Center), one of the ruling coalition partners, said seat allocation among the coalition parties for the November 20 elections would conclude by today.

"Technical problems emerged on seat allocation. So it could not be settled. Even the top leaders were outside the Kathmandu Valley. However, it would be resolved by the forthcoming meeting," Bhusal said. 


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