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Private sector’s role important in expansion of alternative energy: Minister Basnet


21 April 2023  

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KATHMANDU: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet asserted that the private sector had an important role in expanding access of alternative energy through renewable energy technology in the villages, not in access to the national transmission grid.

In a meeting with the team led by Gunaraj Dhakal, President of the Renewable Energy Confederation of Nepal, here today, Minister Basnet articulated the government’s willingness to collaborate with the private sector to develop and promote renewable energy technology.

Basnet expressed his happiness over the Confederation inking an agreement with the Solar Energy Development Corporation in India for the exchange of experience and cooperation thereby benefiting both parties.

Similarly, the visiting team of Confederation urged the government to prioritize renewable energy technology for small and medium-scale enterprises as well as the agriculture sector.

They drew the attention of the Minister toward the development and utilization of renewable energy technology by mobilizing skills and capital available in the country to uplift rural livelihoods socially and economically.

Furthermore, the team also highlighted the need for the federal government to formulate programs that were friendly to private sector and highly beneficial to the consumers.

They also appealed to the Minister to prioritize the concept of mixed energy.

Publish Date : 21 April 2023 18:42 PM

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