Himalayan Hydro expo set for 2018 opening


    Dec 14, 2017-Independent Power Producers’ Association Nepal (IPPAN)—the umbrella body of private sector developers in association with Event Management Services Pvt Ltd (EMSPL) is organising ‘Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018’, an exhibition to promote the hydropower development in the country.

    The three-day event is slated to take place from January 5 to 7 next year. The expo is being orgnaised under the patronage of the Nepal government with state agencies like National Planning Commission, Energy Ministry and Ministry of Environment and Population supporting the event.

    The expo will showcase stalls from hydropower developers, investors, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, banks and construction companies. The three-day event will bring together relevant stakeholders from China, Czech Republic, India, Korea, Nepal, Norway, Germany and Austria and other countries that are involved in hydropower development in Nepal.

    According to the organiser, multinational organisations like VOITH, CRYSTAL, FLOVEL, VAPTECH, MAVEL and BFL have already confirmed their participation in the expo.

    This event is expected to provide a common knowledge sharing platform for hydro-developers, hydropower equipment manufacturers and suppliers, designers, consultants, insurance companies, investors and banking institutions to showcase their expertise and synergize for betterment of hydropower development within the nation, according to the press release issued by the organiser.

    “The event is being organised at a time when the government is planning to reach its target of producing 17,000 MW of energy within a decade,” said Shailendra Guragain, president of IPPAN. “This event will provide a common platform for all interested groups to come together and join hands for hydropower development.”

    The organiser has confirmed three seminars and workshops on key hydropower issues as well as a student competition where they will showcase their innovations related to hydropower. “With a view to encourage youth generation and increase the interests of investors, hydro expo competition will be organised among the hydro-related products and services developed by students and the best innovator will be awarded cash prize of Rs50,000,” read the press statement issued by the organiser.

    Source: The Kathmandu Post