New energy minister says he will prevent load shedding recurrence

File image: Mahendra Bahadur Shahi

Kathmandu, July 26

Newly appointed Minister for Energy Mahendra Bahadur Shahi says he will not let load shedding recur.

While media reports have claimed that the Nepal Electricity Authority cannot handle the demand for power in the winter in the current situation, the newly appointed minister says he will work with the NEA team headed by its efficient Managing Director Kulman Ghising to avoid the crisis.

Appreciating works done by his predecessor and his own party comrade, Janardan Sharma, the Maoist leader says, “Sharma did a commendable job in power management. I will continue that.”

“But, managing is not enough. We also need to increase the production. I have planned to bring foreign investment to up the production.”

Meanwhile, Shahi says he will expose activities of mafias and commission agents in the electricity management sector.

He says he will also prioritise controlling power theft and launching online service to collect power tariff.



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