Nepal | September 28, 2020

Country’s electricity generation surges by 7.4 per cent

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, May 27

Electricity generation in the country surged by 7.4 per cent in the first eight months of the current fiscal 2017-18 as compared to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal 2016-17. The ‘Economic Survey 2017-18’ released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) today reveals that 1044.6 megawatts of electricity was generated in the review period.

Similarly, 3,496 kilometres of transmission lines were constructed and 3.5 million households have access to electricity till date. In the current fiscal, the demand for electricity has increased to 1,508.2 MW and the difference between demand and supply stands at 463.6 MW.

Hydropower projects built by the private sector have contributed 39.5 megawatts of electricity this year including the four-megawatt Puwa Khola, 5.1MW Upper Mai C, four-megawatt Sardi Khola, 2.8MW Chake Khola,  four-megawatt Sabha Khola, 13.6MW Thapa Khola and 4.9MW Fawa Khola.

According to the survey, a total of 1044.6 megawatts of electricity was generated in the first eight months of this fiscal of which 990.5 MW was generated through hydropower projects, 53.4 MW through diesel thermal plants and 0.7 MW of electricity was generated through alternative energy resources. At present, three out of 10 households in the country do not have access to electricity.

Likewise, 1,348 kilometres of roads were constructed in the first eight months of the current fiscal. All district headquarters in the country except Dolpa and Humla districts have access to roads at present.

As per the survey report, of the total length of roads constructed in the country in the review period, the highest percentage was in Province 3. Out of 1,348 kilometres of roads already completed, 25.5 per cent lies in Province 3; 20.4 per cent in Province 1; 18.8 per cent in Province 4; 14.7 per cent in Province 5; 6.4 per cent in Province 7 and 4.5 per cent in Province 6 (Karnali).

According to the survey, out of 58,398 kilometres of roads being constructed, 4.6 per cent of the roads was blacktopped, 22 per cent was gravelled and 73.4 per cent was fair-weather roads.

Similarly, in the review period, 268,969 units of vehicles were added, which has increased the total number of vehicles to above three million. In between fiscal 1990-91 and fiscal 2016-17, 2.7 million vehicles were registered at the Department of Transport Management.

A version of this article appears in print on May 28, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Yet another Covid-19 related fatality recorded in Banke

RANJHA: A 47-year-old person from Bankegaun of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City in Banke district has died of coronavirus this morning. With this latest fatality, COVID-19 casualty in the district has reached 13. The man died in course of treatment at Nepalgunj Teaching Hospital in Nepalgunj, i Read More...

Indian Premier League, IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders, Shubman Gill

Morgan lauds Gill for batting masterclass against Hyderabad

England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan hailed rising India batsman Shubman Gill after the young opener's unbeaten 70 helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday for their first win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Kolkata, beaten by defending champions Mumba Read More...

12-year-old Bajhang girl raped before murder: Post-mortem report

BAJHANG: District Hospital Bajhang has issued the post-mortem report of murdered minor in Bajhang, revealing that she was raped before being murdered. The Bajhang District Police Office (DPO) received the report from the hospital on Saturday. The 12-year-old girl was found dead in a temple on Read More...

Liverpool great Souness backs Thiago to shine in England

Liverpool's new midfielder Thiago Alcantara's vision and passing range is reminiscent of Brazilian great Zico's in his prime and the 29-year-old ticks all the boxes to be a big success in the Premier League, former midfielder Graeme Souness said. Thiago joined league champions Liverpool from Read More...

21 construction companies face action in Bagmati province

BAGMATI: The Road Division Office, Hetauda has proceeded to take action against 21 construction companies who have failed to complete agreed projects in time. The contracts awarded to those companies for the road projects based in Makawanpur, Bara and Parsa districts cancelled as per the Clause Read More...

1,573 new cases take Nepal’s coronavirus tally to 73,394 on Sunday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s coronavirus tally moved to 73,394 as 1,573 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 885 people that had earlier contracted Covid-19 tested negative for the infection as per the Ministry’s latest data. So far, 53,898 people have recovered from the diseas Read More...

Ten Covid-19 fatalities registered on Sunday, death toll advances to 477

KATHMANDU: Ten more individuals diagnosed with coronavirus infection have succumbed to the disease, the Ministry of Health and Population confirmed at its regular media briefing on Sunday. Of the deceased, one is a woman while the rest nine are men. Details of the deceased individuals 20- Read More...

Opinion: How Nepal can benefit from ‘Science diplomacy’. 

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 27 Chan-Mo Park is a computer scientist as well as chancellor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) in the Democratic Republic of Korea. He is an American citizen with a PhD from the University of Maryland. Park is eager to introduce North Korean Scientists Read More...