Common commitment to hydropower development


    Babiyachaur, May 28

    The newly-elected people’s representatives, political parties, private and administrative sector have expressed shared commitment to enable consensual environment for hydropower development in Myagdi district.

    The stakeholders came up with the commitment at a two-day workshop on ‘Consensus on Hydropower Development and Hydro News Writing’ organised by Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal with support from Norwegian Embassy and Niti Foundation in Beni yesterday.

    On the occasion, the key actors and stakeholders pledged to attract investment for hydropower — considered the foundation of economic prosperity of Myagdi and to build consensual environment to ease project construction.

    The workshop participants also urged the promoters to take ahead the Myagdi district-based projects that have been in the process of construction.

    The stakeholders have articulated commitment to lay emphasis on the development of physical infrastructure such as road and transmission line in a way that they will contribute to the development of the district.

    On the occasion, various experts including former chairperson of Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal Khadga Bahadur Bista, treasurer Ananda Chaudhary, member Bharat Khadka, deputy director general of Power Development Department Purswottam Acharya and former director general DB Singh, among others presented their working papers.