Minister Pun, Australian envoy mull energy ties

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Jul 21, 2018-Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun and Australian Ambassador to Nepal Peter Budd on Friday discussed the prospect of collaboration between the two countries in the energy and hydropower sector.

During the meeting held at the Energy Ministry, Pun shared that he had issued a white paper on the energy sector soon after taking charge. He added that the government had set a target to producing 15,000 megawatt electricity within 10 years.

The minister sought cooperation with the Australian government for investments in the energy sector. He also thanked the Australian government for its support to Nepal’s development efforts.The envoy said that the Australian government was ready to provide technical support to the Energy Ministry.

Published: 21-07-2018 07:27

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