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Electricity export agreement a milestone in power trade: PM Dahal

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that the long-term agreement between Nepal and India on electricity export is a milestone from power trade perspective.

Inaugurating the administrative building of Sunapati Rural Municipality in Ramechhap district on Thursday, PM Dahal expressed the hope that the long-term pact on power trade signed during the visit of Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Nepal would help the country to make significant shift in power trade.

Sharing that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on exporting 10,000 Megawatts (MW) of electricity to India in 10 years during his visit to India last year, PM Dahal further said the signing of the long-term agreement has opened up avenues for power trade.

"This is an achievement in itself. Doors have been opened for power trade with India and Bangladesh," he said, adding, "Electricity will also be exported to Bangladesh by using the Indian grid."

On a different note, PM Dahal said the ruling coalition has realised the need for national consensus to ensure effective operation of the parliament and conclude the transitional justice-related works.

"The incumbent coalition was not founded on tiny efforts. We are committed to consolidating the coalition", he said, adding, "However, national consensus is necessary in some pertinent agendas. We want national consensus for smooth parliamentary operation and concluding remaining tasks of transitional justice."

Saying that Sunapati RM has made remarkable progress in physical development, he appealed to the people's representatives to focus on improving the status of service delivery, education, health, agriculture, tourism and employment sectors at the local level.

Meanwhile, Dahal, also the chairperson of CPN (Maoist Centre), said forms of revolution have changed with the peaceful transformation. At a programme organised at Bethan Panighat in Ramechhap, he said, "We are still in revolution as it has not yet ended. But forms of revolution have transformed."

The prime minister claimed that the incumbent government was moving ahead with the priority of social justice, good governance and prosperity for the establishment of socialism.

On the occasion, PM Dahal had inaugurated the Martyr Monument.

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