Nepali officials visiting India next month to prepare for ship operation

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Kathmandu, August 10

A team of Nepali officials is visiting various places of India in the third week of September to study operation of ships in various rivers there.

The visit will be a part of Nepal government’s preparation to launch the service in some rivers of Nepal as envisioned by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

The team members will hold discussions with Indian officials and personnel about their experiences of ship operation during the trip, according to Madhav Belbase, Joint Secretary at Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, who heads a committee formed to study the feasibility of ship operation in Nepal.

India has invited the Nepali team for the study visit, according to him.

Meanwhile, Belbase claims the committee is studying various documents related to rivers of Nepal. Likewise, the team members are researching about international experiences in similar projects, according to him.

Belbase hopes Nepal’s first ship will come into operation by the end of 2019. So far, Narayani River has been found most practical to launch the service.

Published on August 10th, Friday, 2018 3:17 PM

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