Energy officials of Nepal, India discuss power trade, transmission line

This image shows the building of the Ministry of Energy, water Resources and Irrigation in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu in July 2020. Photo: Bhim BC

KATHMANDU: The ninth meeting of energy officials from Nepal and India began discussion on bilateral cooperation on power trade and energy sector.

In the Joint Secretary level meeting, Joint Secretary at Energy Ministry, Chiranjivi Chataut, and Director General at Electricity Development Department, Sanjiv Dev, are attending the meeting from Nepal’s side while Joint Secretary at India’s Ministry of Power is leading the Indian delegation.

A secretary level joint directors’ meeting will be held today.

According to Director General Dev, positive discussion was held on construction of New Butwal-Gorakhpur interstate transmission line, upgrading of the capacity of existing transmission lines, and power trade.

The two sides discussed that they would work in unison for the development of energy sector. Today’s meeting will take the necessary decision.

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