KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has assured that the government would resolve the problems of the private sector through dialogue. Inaugurating the national gathering of Cable Television Entrepreneurs today, Minister Bhusal said the government has adopted the policy of carrying out development activities by taking the private sector into confidence.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that power purchase agreements (PPAs) will be signed on the basis of market certainty from now onward. Talking to a delegation of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), she said that the new PPAs would be taken forward only after studying the balance of supply and demand.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal said that the government is preparing to bring a policy to provide special facilities to the people living below the poverty line.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Nepal is preparing to export 30 MW of electricity to India from next June.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Russia has expressed an interest to build a large investment hydropower project in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: The 33/11 kV substation of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) set up in Lakuri area in Rolpa district has been fully charged.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun has said that the electricity tariff will be further reduced next year.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun has directed Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to immediately address the problem in power supply. Of late, frequent power outages have been reported in different places of the country due to bad weather.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun has directed the officials concerned to prepare for talks with India over the floods and inundation in Nepal’s Tarai region.

KATHMANDU, June 9: The government has defended its controversial decision to hike the taxes on electric vehicles, arguing that it had to revisit the tax rates and electricity tariffs to finance Rs 11.62 billion that the budget has announced in subsidies to the electricity users.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and irrigation Barshaman Pun has requested the World Bank to make an investment in the Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, said Thursday that the utilization of available resources was a must to make electricity affordable.

DUBAI, Sept 8: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman replaced the country’s energy minister with one of his own sons Sunday, naming Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman to one of the most important positions in the country as oil prices remain stubbornly below what is needed to keep up with government spending.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to further invest in Nepal's energy and water resource.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun reiterated that all the controversy over bills including Media Council Bill presented to the federal parliament would be settled through extensive talks with concerned stakeholders.

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