Tag: Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project

Baburam Bhattarai says little knowledge resulted in govt’s failure

Gorkha, October 15 Naya Shakti Party Nepal Coordinator and former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai says the incumbent government has failed in its mission owing to its own little knowledge. The KP Sharma Oli-led government could not do any substantial work in past eight months, hence people would seek alternatives soon, according to him. Addressing a […]

Nepal prepares to give back Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to China Gezhouba

Kathmandu, September 23 Yet in another controversial decision about an ambitious project, the government of Nepal has initiated a process to assign China Gezhouba Group Company for the construction of 1,200 megawatt Budhigandaki Hydropower Project. A Cabinet meeting held on Friday night directed the Ministry of Energy to revive the conversation with the company in […]

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 […]