Demand to create an ‘Energy Security Policy’ for energy management.

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Kathmandu – Independent Energy Producers Association, Nepal (IPPAN) has met Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane and demanded to make a separate ‘Energy Security Policy’ for energy projects including hydropower. In a meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday, IPPAN President Ganesh Karki said that there are many security risks in energy projects and demanded that a separate energy security policy be formulated and implemented to solve them.

Karki also asked Home Minister Lamichhane to end the obstruction in the construction of the transmission line saying that hydropower projects are directly affected by the obstruction in the construction of the transmission line.

In the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Lamichhane said that he is committed to providing security to energy businessmen by creating an energy security policy. Minister Lamichhane also assured that the ministry will always support the Ministry of Home Affairs in land acquisition and acquisition during the construction of energy projects.

He also asked the ministry to appeal if there is any fear of donations against energy businessmen. The meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs was attended by IPPAN President Ganesh Karki, Vice President Ram Prasad Acharya and General Secretary Balram Khatiwada.

 

Source: Kantipur