Meeting on Nepal-China Energy Mechanism
Nepal and China have struck a new deal regarding power development In a meeting of the energy mechanism held last week, Nepal and China agreed to forward comprehensive work plan for the development of energy and its facilitation. The mechanism formed between the two countries decided to establish a joint work group, comprising technical human resources of the country, which would come up with a concrete plan within a month. The second meeting of the energy mechanism would be held in China. The date for it would be fixed in convenience. The Nepali delegation was led by Secretary at Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Anup Kumar Upadhyay, while Deputy Director General of International Econom ic Department, Hi Yang, led the 9-member the Chinese delegation. According to Ministry Spokesperson and Joint Secretary Dinesh Kumar Ghimire, the two sides focused on the issues as demand and supply of energy, its projection, current status of project development, work plan for joint venture for development project, and construction of interstate transmission line. The meeting was held as per the agreements reached between Nepal and China during Prime Minister KP Oli’s last visit to China.