Modi reassures to help Nepal in hydropower


    NEW DELHI, JUN 13 –

    Narendra ModiIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reitereated that his government will help Nepal in its development agendas.

    During his meeting with Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Amresh Kumar Singh at his official residence in 7 Race Course Road, New Delhi, on Thursday, Modi said that the Indian government is waiting to invest in projects that could  help in Nepal’s growth. The Indian prime minister said that his government was interested in helping Nepal develop its hydropower sector.

    Prime Minister Modi has assured to offer its assistance in Nepal’s hyrdopower sector once the development of a suitable project has been confirmed, Singh told the Post.

    The NC lawmaker also requested the Indian premier to inject more aid in Nepal’s development process, noting that India has been giving more priority to its other neighbours like Bhutan and Afghanistan when it came to providing development assistance. Singh said the Indian prime minister is positive about helping Nepal in its development process.

     Modi has requested the political parties in Nepal to concentrate their efforts towards ending the political deadlock, and writing a new constitution. The Indian prime minister, who is flying to Bhutan on Sunday for his first official visit after being elected, also said that he was trying to visit Nepal before the Saarc summit set to take place in Kathmandu in November.

    Source : The Kathmandu Post