PM Dahal assures of addressing demands raised by power producers

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the government would take maximum efforts to address the demands being raised by the power producers.

During the meeting with office-bearers of Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN) at the official residence of the Prime Minister, Baluwatar, today, Prime Minister Dahal mentioned that the government would take initiatives to provide compensation to the projects damaged by landslide and flood.

He shared that necessary preparation and initiatives were underway for the implementation of agreements made during his recently held India visit.

The Prime Minister also assured of addressing the some of the policy-level and topical issues raised by the power producers.

On the occasion, IPPAN demanded to provide refinancing from Nepal Rastra Bank for the reconstruction of the damaged hydropower projects, to extend the deadline to produce electricity by two years and to provide discount in customs and VAT in import of machines and spare parts required for the reconstruction.

IPPAN President Ganesh Karki said they also demanded the Prime Minister to make necessary arrangement to provide 50 per cent amount in advance from insurance based on preliminary details of the ‘surveyor’ as well as to reschedule the loan taken for the reconstruction of the projects up to 20 per cent.

The power producers also demanded to create energy development friendly environment, to sign power purchase agreement with projects that have filed application at the Nepal Electricity Authority and to pass the Electricity Act immediately, added Karki.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related news

Most Read