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Will two Chinese dams in Nepal affect the Belt and Road Initiative?

The future of Chinese backed hydropower and the trans-Himalayan railway are at stake as Nepal’s prime minister makes his first visit to Beijing. Nepal’s Energy Minister Barshaman Pun had an important message when he spoke to the Chinese media recently. His mission was to mitigate damage caused by negative press over the “cancellation” of a […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Monday, April 9, 2018

The conclusion of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s three-day state visit to India has been the most significant issue on the first page of all Nepali and English newspapers today. All newspapers have highlighted statements of the Prime Minister as he returned home on Sunday evening. Republica and Naya Patrika have turned quite analytical as […]

Energy Minister says he will promote Nepalis’ investment in hydropower

Kathmandu, April 1 Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun says he will promote investment of Nepali citizens in hydropower projects. Informing that his predecessors including Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and Janardan Sharma of his own party and Bishnu Paudel of CPN-UML have created foundations to let Nepalis invest in the industry, Pun […]

Proposal to construct Budhigandaki put on hold ‘to please Oli’

Kathmandu, February 28 It has been more than 20 days since a Cabinet meeting chaired by then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba endorsed a report on the modality of domestic investment for the construction of ambitious Budhigandaki Hydropower Project. However, the file has not been sent to the concerned ministry yet. Sources say Chief Secretary […]

Will revive Budhigandaki project: Oli tells Chinese media

Kathmandu, February 20 New Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says he will revive the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project which has been uncertain after that previous Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government cancelled its contract signed with a Chinese company. In an interview with South China Morning Post, which the newspaper claims to be Oli’s first talk with media […]

Dhading, Gorkha CDOs refuse to distribute compensation to Budhigandaki affected

Kathmandu, January 30 Chief district officers of Dhading and Gorkha districts have refused to take the responsibility of distributing compensation to locals, whose land has been acquired by the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project, for the land. Therefore, the distribution process has failed to begin though the government had published a notice for the locals to claim […]