Nepal | August 10, 2020

Nepal-China meet on energy cooperation tomorrow

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, September 26

The meeting of Nepal-China joint implementation mechanism on energy cooperation led by energy secretaries of both countries will be held here on Friday.

The meeting is being held following the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) on energy cooperation by Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun and his Chinese counterpart during the state visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to China in June.

Anup Kumar Upadhyay, secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, said the joint implementation mechanism (JIM) meeting will focus on energy cooperation between China and Nepal and attracting investment from the northern neighbour.

The joint mechanism on energy will discuss Galchhi-Rasuwagadhi-Kyirong 400kVA cross-border transmission line. Talks on another cross-border transmission line from Sankhuwasabha to Tibet is also on the agenda.

This will be the first meeting of Nepal-China joint mechanism on energy cooperation. The meeting is scheduled to hold discussions on a wide range of areas of energy cooperation, including energy sector development and power trade, among others, according to Secretary Upadhyay.

The government is eyeing Chinese investment in hydropower sector to achieve its target of generating 10,000 megawatts of hydroelectricity within 10 years. “Hydropower sector is capital-intensive sector, which is why we are looking for investment from across the globe,” Upadhyay reiterated.


A version of this article appears in print on September 27, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Transitional Justice, court, justice, punishment, law

Judiciary: Public should maintain restraint on comments about court order/verdicts

We should not forget that it is the court that upholds justice, protect people's rights. Had the judiciary not been there, whatever the two powerful organs of the state — executive and legislature — wanted to happen, could happen. It is the judiciary that checks the excesses of the executive and Read More...

Messi helps Barca sink Napoli to reach last eight

Barcelona beat Italians 3-1 for 4-2 aggregate win Messi scores and earns penalty at empty Nou Camp Barca face Bayern in Champions League last eight BARCELONA: A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Saturday for a 4-2 aggregate victory which took the Read More...

Lewandowski dazzles as Bayern crush Chelsea to reach last eight

MUNICH: Robert Lewandowski struck twice and set up two more goals as Bayern Munich cruised past Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-1 aggregate victory and remain on course for a treble of titles. The Bavarians will be on an 18-game winning streak acr Read More...

PM Oli tells Madi delegation to Build Ram's idol and promote Ayodhyapuri as his place of birth

Kathmandu, August 8 At a time when the entire country is concerned about the sharp rise in coronavirus cases, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is trying to convince everybody that Lord Ram’s birth place is in Ayodhyapuri, area of Madi Municipality, Chitwan. The PM, who had made a phone call to W Read More...

Activist Iih to end hunger strike today

Kathmandu, August 8 Youth activist Iih, initiator of ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign, is set to end his 21- day hunger strike tomorrow, as the government has agreed to meet the demands of the satyagrahis. Iih has been staging the fast-unto-death strike demanding government’s effective role i Read More...

Maintain essential health services during COVID-19 response: WHO

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 8 World Health Organisation has urged member countries, including Nepal, in the South-East Asia Region to accelerate resumption of disrupted health-care services, hit by the pandemic, as an integral part of the COVID-19 response. “The pandemic has put immense strain on heal Read More...

Birgunj

Young woman dies for want of treatment

BIRGUNJ, AUGUST 8 Bishnu Lama, 22, of Chhapakaiya, Birgunj-2, died for want of treatment in Birgunj this morning. Various hospitals, including Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital had refused to admit Lama, who had experienced breathing complications. She was taken to Corona Special Hospital, Ganda Read More...

Swab sample collected from communities

DHANGADHI, AUGUST 8 Swab samples have been collected to diagnose whether the virus has spread in the community level of the Sudurpaschim Province. The provincial government has started collecting swab samples from communities as the province is at a high risk of infection. Director at Sudur Read More...