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Electricity Short Supply is a Temporary Problem: Energy Minister

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Electricity Short Supply is a Temporary Problem: Energy Minister

May 3: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal is currently active in discussing the problems in power supply to some big industries with the stakeholders and businessmen. On Monday, she held a meeting with the officials of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) to discuss the reasons for power outages in some industries.

In the meeting, Minister Bhusal said that the problem in power supply is temporary and assured that the supply is going to be smooth from Tuesday itself. She said, “The problem with electricity supply is not our fault, it's a global problem. In the case of Nepal, the government is committed to solve this problem, and will find a solution soon.”

Minister Bhusal said that problems may surface during the dry season as large reservoir projects were not constructed for energy security in the past. She even requested not to politicize the issue. She said, “In the past, we did not pay attention to energy security and it is causing short-term problems now. In the upcoming days, these problems will be solved gradually.”

Similarly, Secretary at the Energy Ministry Devendra Karki said that there is no need to panic saying that the momentary problem in the energy system of the country will be solved in a few days. “This problem is temporary, the state is going to address it.”

Similarly, Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, Kulman Ghising, requested the industrialists not to panic saying that the recent problem seen in power supply is normal problem and not a major crisis. He said, “The current problem is only for a few days. Don't panic, it will be resolved soon.”

During the discussion, President of FNCCI, Shekhar Golchha informed about the problems in power supply. Similarly, Senior Vice President of FNCCI, Chandra Dhakal emphasized on the need for the government and the private sector to work in coordination with each other to ease the power supply. He also expressed confidence that the quality of electricity will improve in the coming days.



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