Budget talk: Energy and manufacturing should be the mantra

Pradeep Jung Pandey JUL 02 - With the country waiting with anticipation for the next fiscal year’s budget, the coalition government has an historic opportunity...

Reforming power

One of the greatest ironies of this century is the announcement by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) that it would stop signing Power Purchasing Agreements...

Is power really a priority?

KATHMANDU: Though repeated assurances have been given by the present elected government that the hydropower sector will be prioritised and problems will be addressed, it...

India’s Modi Doubles Down on the Neighborhood

Foreign policy expert Leslie Gelb argued in 2010 that “GDP now matters more than force.” Early indications from India’s new government suggest that Prime...

Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar lifeline

JUN 06 - High-tension wires are not normally something to get publicly excited about. But there is one 400 kV transmission line being drawn...

Budget concerns

The budget for the next fiscal 2014/15 is about to come out and everyone is keen to know the exact divisions of the budget...

As they please – Energy pricing

RUDRA PANGENI Energy pricing Nepal Electricity Authority procures black file-cases that cost peanuts at market price. But purchase of billions of rupees worth of electricity from...

Economic thrust: Energy is key

PROF. KAMAL RAJ DHUNGEL Accelerated development is a prime indicator of the economic boom. Investors come forth to pour their money in the economy. Investment...

Economic integration through energy exchange

By Pramod Rijal KATHMANDU: In the Nordic countries such as Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland there is a free flow of electricity and prices are...

Nepal is still waiting

By : Sujata Awale  KATHMANDU: Foreign investors are disappointed with the delays in Project Development Agreements (PDAs). Although the government has spoken eloquently about its...