NPC urges Energy Ministry to involve NA in hydropower

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    KATHMANDU: The National Planning Commission (NPC) has urged the Energy Ministry to involve the Nepal Army (NA) in the construction and operation of hydropower projects with the capacity of 10-20 MW in order to run essential services.

    hydro_armyThe NPC urged the Energy Ministry to give responsibility to NA for hydropower project construction, repair and maintenance and help provide technical know how for power house operation in view of natural disasters in the country.

    Similarly, the NPC also urged the state to keep at least 100 volunteer human resources in every district ready to engage in disaster rescue operations to minimise losses of life and property due to unprecedented natural disasters the country might face at different times.

    NPC’s Vice-Chairman Govinda Raj Pokharel said that the recently held meeting of NPC had decided to recommend the Defence and Finance Ministries to prepare programmes related to training for NA personnel to be involved in disaster rescue and relief.

    Source :RSS