Govt seeks industrialists' support to end power cuts

HETAUDA: The newly-appointed Minister for Energy Mahendra Bahadur Shahi today said that the government was seeking support from the industrialists to end the existing power cuts in the industrial estate.

Speaking at a programme organised in Makawanpur on Saturday, Minister Shahi said that roads and energy were the major bases for development and the government was working for different options to materialise this. Currently, the industrial estates are facing power cut for three hours everyday.

"The government is ready to do whatever needed for the energy sector. But, all should help stop the trend of non performance. The power cut has ended in a normal sense and the load shedding in the industrial estate also would be ended soon," he added.

On the occasion, Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority Kul Man Ghising said that there would be no power cuts in the industrial estate once the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project comes into operation.