Preparations underway to end load-shedding from country: PM Dahal

Published On: December 23, 2016 05:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GORKHA, Dec 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal has said that the preparations are underway to put an end to load-shedding from the country.

Inaugurating a six-megawatt small hydro project built in the Daraudi River today, Prime Minister Dahal said the Kathmandu Valley has been made load-shedding free and the government is doing homework to put an end to power crunch from the country.

Prime Minister further said, "We were able to put an end to load-shedding from the Kathmandu Valley within four months of the appointment of a dutiful and dedicated staff in right the position."

Dahal said that he is himself monitoring the national pride projects underway in various parts of the country.  

“The construction of projects has gained momentum following my inspection,” claimed Dahal.

He further said that the government will reward those staffers and projects who produce timely and qualitive results.

Speaking at the program, Energy Minister Janardan Sharma said that the government has adopted a policy that encourages Nepali people to invest in the rivers of the country.

Similarly, Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Hitraj Pandey claimed that Dahal-led government has intensified its activities  to directly provide relief to the people.  

Minister for Land Reforms and Management Bikram Pandey, senior leader of CPN (Maoist Center) Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that the Kalika Power Company Ltd. will prove instrumental to ending loading-shedding from the country. 

Six-megawatt electricity will generated from ‘Daraudi A’ small hydro power project constructed by Kalika Power Company Ltd.

The company that got permission to build 'Daraudi A'power project on December 14, 1996, has completed the project at the cost of Rs 9.3 billion. 

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