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British Ambassador meets Energy Minister Bhusal

2022 Feb 17, 14:24, Kathmandu

British Ambassador to Nepal Nicola Polit has paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal. During today's meeting at the Ministry, various issues of mutual interest were discussed.

On the occasion, Minister Bhusal said that the government of Nepal was committed to working closely in all areas of mutual interest. Stating that the Government of Nepal has given high priority to clean and renewable energy production, e-mobility, low carbon infrastructure, and promotion of eco-tourism, she thanked the UK Government for its support in Nepal's renewable energy and environment management.

Recalling the important role of the Himalayas in balancing the ecosystem of the oceans and controlling the rising global temperature, Minister Bhusal said, "We look forward to international assistance for the protection of the Himalayan region."

Stating that she has given special priority to the promotion of hydropower projects to maintain balance in the energy sector, Minister Bhusal said that she has given priority to projects like Budhigandaki, Dudhkoshi, and Nalgadh. She said that the government of Nepal has given priority to the promotion of hydropower as it is clean energy and has focused on mixed energy production in the development of the energy sector.

Stating that the UK is Nepal's most reliable development partner, Minister Bhusal recalled that the UK had provided significant assistance in times of crisis and disaster. On the occasion, Ambassador Polit said that the British government was willing to assist Nepal in its energy consumption and would further expand its cooperation with the Ministry of Energy.

She said the UK government was ready to facilitate renewable energy production and trade in electricity. She also mentioned that they are assisting in the institutional strengthening of energy sector bodies.


Nicola Polit British Ambassador to Nepal Minister for Energy Pampha Bhusal Government of Nepal UK Renewable Energy Hydropower projects
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