Rage against diesel plant

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    KATHMANDU: A day after the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Board decided to install an 80-MW diesel power plant to bring down load-shedding hours, NEA employees stood in protest, likening the plant to a white elephant in terms of its installation and operational costs. President of the NEA Employees’ Union, Ram Prasad Rimal, said, “The diesel-plant installation is impossible as power from the plant costs over Rs 30 per unit against NEA power tariff of Rs 8.5 per unit.” “The Ministry of Finance is unlikely to bear the costs as the government has never paid for extra costs incurred in the purchase of electricity from India,” added Rimal.

    Source : The Himalayan Times