February 18, 2020
Kathmandu: Minister for Energy Barshan Man Pun on Tuesday said that the government is working to provide electricity to every household of the country within two years.
Responding to the queries raised by the parliamentarians during the meeting of the House of Representatives, Minister Pun said that 88% households are currently connected to the national electricity grid. He also said that the government has already removed 30,000 wooden utility poles.
According to him, there are currently 400,000 wooden utility poles across the country. “We are working to remove more wooden utility poles in coordination with provincial and local governments in the days to come,” the minister said.
Pun said that the government has not awarded anyone to construct Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project.
“The Budhi Gandaki Project will be awarded once the land acquisition and compensation process is over,” he said. Minister Pun, who is also the in-charge of country’s irrigation, said that the government is working to provide irrigation facilities to 90% arable land within the Fiscal Year 2080/81.
Source: My Republica