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Category: Development

No load shedding during SAARC Summit: Energy Minister

MYREPUBLICA KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Minister for Energy Radha Gyawali has informed that there will be no power cut in Kathmandu, Janakpur, Lumbini, Muktinath and Dhulikhel during the SAARC Summit. Speaking at an interaction at Reporters’ Club in the capital on Wednesday, Minister Gyawali added that 170 Megawatts of electricity is currently being imported from India out of demanded 500 Megawatts.     She further claimed that there will be lesser power outage in dry season this year as compared to the previous years. Saying that recent function of the SAARC Power Center concluded that electricity generated from Nepal would provide solution to power shortage the SAARC countries are currently reeling under, Minister Gyawali added that power development and trade will be major agendas during the summit. “SAARC Framework for Energy Cooperation Agreement is one of three major issues to be disused during the summit,” she said, “After the agreement is signed, Nepal’s electricity will enlighten the entire region....

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Hetuadu is Nepal’s cleanest city

June 6, Kathmandu: Hetauda Municipality of Makwanpur District has been declared the cleanest city in the country for 2014. The declaration was made on the the occasion of the World Environment Day by the Solid Waste Management Technical Support Centre under the Ministry of Urban Development declared The municipality was honoured with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs and a Letter of Appreciation during a programme organised in Lalitpur to announce the Cleanest City-2014. Dharan municipality of Sunsari was second, while Bhaktapur municipality third. They were honoured with Rs 3 lakhs and Rs 2 lakhs, respectively, and a Letter of Appreciation...

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Chief Secretary Poudel awarded Rs 75,000 for role in Bagmati cleaning

June 5, Kathmandu: Chief Secretary Leelamani Poudel was awarded with Rs 75,000 for his role in Bagmati cleaning campaign, at a program organised to mark World Environment Day. Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam gave away the award amidst a special program organized at Nepal Academy in the capital. Poudel handed over the money to Meghalaya, an organization working for the conservation of rivers. Simialrly, journalists Subodh Gautam and Madhav Aryal were also awarded with cash prize of Rs 25,000 for their contribution to environmental journalism. Shanti Chaudhary of Kirtipur was awarded with Rs 1, 00,000 for her role on the environmental...

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New radar system being installed south of Kathmandu

June 4, Kathmandu: A new radar system is being installed on a mountaintop just south of the Kathmandu Valley, an official from the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation says. The move is aimed at improving radar coverage of the airspace in the country, Tourism Secretary Sushil Ghimire told the Associated Press. He said that the new radar will add to the range of the existing radar at Katmandu’s airport which has limited range because it is located in a valley. Information from the new equipment will enable aviation officials to map out weather conditions across the country, Ghimire...

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