Kathmandu, May 25
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an inter-governmental organisation working in over 40 countries in the world, has extended its partnerships with the Energy Ministry, Nepal Electricity Authority and Kathmandu University to produce green hydrogen and ammonia for fertiliser production in the country.
The organisation signed various agreements with concerned government officials recently as the organisation’s Director-General Frank Rijsberman and Asia Regional Director Achala Abaysinghe visited Nepal from May 20 to 24.
The visit was aimed at strengthening existing relationships in the country and establishing new partnerships, the organisation says.
In particular, the GGGI Nepal office says it signed memorandums with the Nepal Electricity Authority, Ministry of Energy, and the Kathmandu University to work together on green hydrogen and ammonia production for fertilisers in Nepal.
Likewise, the GGGI launched a National Roadmap for Bamboo Sector in partnership with the Ministry of Forests and Environment. This paves way for further work to build capacity and enterprises in the bamboo sector in Nepal.
The organisation’s Nepal office says the visit was aimed at deepening relationships with the ministry, National Planning Commission and other national agencies and understanding Nepal’s ground reality including the green growth opportunities here.
During their stay in Kathmandu, the officials also visited the Teku waste transfer station to assess potential solutions to waste management in Nepal, and the Guhyeshwari wastewater treatment plant to understand challenges in wastewater treatment.