Cure for power cuts
This refers to the news report “Survey forecast windfall in wind power” (THT, Oct. 22). Though our country ranks as one of the richest in terms of hydropower potential, we have been forced to become accustomed to frequent power cuts. Even as our political leaders have held several meetings, they have so far not been able to solicit investment in hydropower projects from international investors. Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (APEC), which is known to have electrified 30 houses in Pyuthan by exploiting wind energy, can be expected to play a vital role in providing us with feasible alternatives. In many European nations, wind energy is successfully being used as an alternative source of power. Nepal, with an added advantage of high terrain, can tap wind energy successfully, too.
Rajendra Gurubacharya, New Baneswor, Kathmandu
Not so far
Ex-minister and lawyer Nilambar Acharya, during a recent interview with a local radio, stated that multi-party constitution after the end of the “Panchayat rule” was promulgated in a matter
of a few months. Why can’t the constitutional experts in Nepal, owing to their prior experience, therefore draft the constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in a
similar timeframe. I also urge the citizens’ forums, human rights activists and constitutional experts to come forward with drafts that guarantee proportional representation of all the marginalised communities in all the organs of the state. After thorough discussion in public, the CA should incorporate those provisions in the new constitution that best suit the needs of new Nepal. The UN could also extend help by providing constitutional experts to facilitate the process.
Rabi Sayami, Kathmandu
As winter begins, the Nepal Electricity Authority adds load-shedding hours on the pretext of water shortage. Ironically, power supply during summer has not been regular either. Isn’t it a shame that we live in a country which is considered one of the richest in terms of water resources? Nepalis can no longer be fooled. They can very well understand whether political leaders have taken their problem seriously. The Maoist-led government and other political parties must deliver on their promises.
Dwaipayan Regmi, Biratnagar
The frequent problem that occurs on the online edition of The Himalayan Times has made it inconvenient for readers living in foreign countries to get news and information about Nepal. I urge THT to also keep in mind Nepali readers living abroad and fix the problem at the earliest.
Shiva Neupane,via e-mail
Apropos of the news report “GP Koirala blamed for Maoists’ tryst with democracy” (THT, Oct 27). I fully agree with the chief of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Kamal Thapa, that democracy along with monarchy would be the best way to prevent the extreme leftists from capturing state power. In fact, this would also create an efficient system of checks and
balances, which would prevent any single entity from imposing an authoritarian rule.
Navin Raut,Chabahil, Kathmandu