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Thu, April 18, 2024

Indian ambassador calls on Energy Minister Bhusal

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KATHMANDU: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Srivastava paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal at the latter’s office in Singha Durbar today. On the occasion, they discussed matters of energy trade and flood control. In the meeting, Minister Bhusal shared that at least 1,000 houses have been displaced due to the flood in the Saptakoshi River following torrential rain, and stressed the need for mechanisms from both sides to work actively to resolve the problem. She spoke of the need of activating the mutual partnership to further expand the energy trade between Nepal and India. Minister Bhusal suggested that both sides needed to take initiative and produce the results quickly for the effective implementation of the agreements signed between the two countries. Bilateral preparations should be expedited for the construction of projects in the coming days, she stressed. Likewise, Indian ambassador Srivastava said that he was constantly holding discussions with the government and private sectors of India related to hydropower and irrigation, and gave assurances of his initiation for taking ahead the implementation of bilateral projects in an effective way in the coming days. He said India was ready to expand the energy trade with Nepal for mutual benefit. Also present at the meeting were Energy Secretary Sushil Chandra Tiwari and Joint Secretary Baburam Bhandari. READ ALSO:
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