White paper on energy crisis: PM

Kathmandu, December 19:

Speaking on the occasion of the sixth AGM of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) here today, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that his government was

working to resolve the problems afflicting the industrial sector and bring an end to the practice of strikes, bandhs and closures.

He laid the blame for the current power supply crisis at the doorsteps of the previous governments and accused them of shortsightedness in regard to the energy sector.

Prachanda also said that he would bring out a white paper on the energy crisis. Yesterday, CNI held the election of its office-bearers where Binod Chaudhary, Constituent Assembly member, was elected president for the third time.

Five vice-presidents of the confederation and six members of its governing council also were elected.