KATHMANDU, July 23:
Various hydropower experts have stressed the need to chart out a clear plan of action to unleash the vast array of hydropower potential of Nepal rather than limiting it merely for electricity generation.
The speakers made this remark at an interaction programme organized here on Tuesday by Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) on ´Devastation caused by the Mahakali river and Hydropower Development Challenges´.
All political parties should come up with a common clear road map so as to connect the vast potentials of nature-gifted hydropower with the development and prosperity of the country, they said.
The hydropower could make huge contribution to the overall development of the country, they said, arguing that no force should protest the projects, which are for the greater good of the country.
On the occasion, RPP-N Chairperson Kamal Thapa urged the experts to provide inputs to the election manifesto the party is bringing out with a clear plan of removing load-shedding after five years.
Former Minister for Water Resources duo Deepak Gyawali and Rajib Parajuli said that the country could be prospered soon through the massive use of hydropower if there was political stability.
They also noted that a comprehensive analysis of lossess triggered by the flood-fed Mahakali river while stressing that strong measures should be in place to mitigate the risks resulted from such natural disasters.
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