Nepal-China energy cooperation mechanism to hold maiden meeting in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, September 10

Officials of Nepal and China have agreed to hold the first meeting of a joint mechanism formed to promote energy cooperation between the two countries in the last week of September in Kathmandu.

According to the Ministry of Energy, the meeting shall take place on September 27 and 28 in Kathmandu.

Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun’s press coordinator Roshan Khadka says a meeting on Sunday finalised the agenda for the meeting and decided to send it to Beijing. Earlier, the Chinese side had requested Nepal to come up with the agenda proposal.

It has been learned that the two countries will discuss construction of an intercountry transmission line and grid connection, possible joint ventures in Nepali hydropower sector among others. Likewise, other areas of energy cooperation will be identified.

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