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Hydro-powered dreams

The Kathmandu Post  Mar 18, 2018 -Devendra Adhikari Economic growth and investment on infrastructure are inseparable. Infrastructure contributes to economic growth. Development of infrastructure is not possible without investment. Infrastructure…

Bangladesh proposes to build hydropower plants in Nepal

Jan 19, 2018-Energy-starved Bangladesh has proposed to build hydroelectric projects in Nepal to expand its power options after spending $1 billion to build electricity plants in Bhutan. “In order to…

Local govts authorised to issue survey permits to hydro projects below 1 MW capacity

Local governments have been authorised to issue survey licences for hydropower projects which have less than one megawatt capacity. However, the projects have to obtain technical clearance from the Department…

13 hydro projects seek IPOs worth Rs3.6b

Jan 14, 2018-Thirteen hydropower projects have sought permission from the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon), the securities market regulator, to float shares worth Rs3.6 billion in the primary market.  Of…

IFC sees $46 billion investment potential in Nepal by 2030

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Nepal offers $46 billion worth of investment opportunities by 2030 while fully meeting the national climate targets it has set under the Paris Agreement, according to a report…

New hydro power policy may ease repayment norms, ask states to buy 2.25% of demand

In the works for more than a year, the government is now looking to bring in more changes in the proposed hydro power policy to weed out the hurdles in…

Malaysian development company seeks license to develop hydropower in Nepal

Ludhiana Holdings Sdn Bhd is seeking a survey license from the Nepal Department of Electricity Development to begin developing the 300-MW Jawa Jumla hydropower project on the Tila River, located…

Private companies may be enlisted to install electricity lines

- BIBEK SUBEDI, Kathmandupost Aug 29, 2017- The Energy Ministry has been thinking about engaging the private sector in transmission line projects most of which are being implemented by the Nepal…

Energy for all

The citizens of seven out of 10 LDCs do not have access to electricity. Their women and children spend hours daily collecting cooking fuel Most least developed countries (LDCs), including…

Energy self-sufficiency in 3 years

Nepal can achieve energy self-sufficiency in three years if an efficient transmission and distribution network is put in place to handle the power generated by upcoming power plants. This is…