KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal has said that the government's goal is to develop water resources into hydropower and use them to produce hydrogen energy, ammonia and urea fertilizers.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal has urged the private sector to help build a prosperous Nepal while remaining committed to socialism based on democratic values.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal has urged the private sector to invest in reservoir-based hydel projects. At the concluding ceremony of Himalaya Hydro Expo-2022 on Monday, Minister Bhusal said that the private sector should be involved in large-scale reservoir projects rather than run of river (ROR)-based hydropower production.

POKHARA, March 29: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal has said the government was committed to ensuring power supply to the tourism sector which she said is a key basis for the nation's prosperity.

KATHMANDU, March 22: The government is preparing to submit the draft of the Water Resources Act in parliament. Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal said that preparations have been made to finalize the Bill and submit it to parliament to make necessary laws for the implementation of the National Water Resources Policy 2077.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has urged everyone to use electric stoves instead of cooking gas, which is bought using US dollars.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal has said that recent developments are increasing the risks of climate change.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: A delegation including Energy Secretary of the Government of India, Alok Kumar, paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal on Thursday. They discussed various issues of overall energy development, trade and mutual benefit.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: British Ambassador to Nepal, Nicola Pollitt has paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal received a courtesy call from Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Felicity Volk. During the meeting between them at the ministry today, various issues of mutual interest were discussed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Minister for Energy Pampha Bhusal has said Nepal needs financial and technical assistance for implementing innovative and cost-effective approaches for scaling up clean energy projects in the country for climate change mitigation and adaptation while ensuring just and inclusive energy transition.

KAVRE, Jan 6: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that she has adopted a policy of replacing gas stoves with electric stoves to give priority to the use of clean energy.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has received a courtesy call from Tenzin Lekphell, Secretary General of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). During today's meeting at the ministry, various issues of BIMSTEC were discussed between them.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal said that the share of electric energy in the energy consumed in the country will be increased.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that the government is ready to allow the private sector to trade electricity as per their demand.

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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