Kathmandu, June 11: The government has urged the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to increase investment in Nepal’s energy sector.
During the meeting with Director General of the South Asia Department JICA, Hara Shohei, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and irrigation, Barshaman Pun urged for further investment in the context when Tanahun Seti hydropower project has reached to its construction phase.
On the occasion, Minister Pun urged JICA to increase investment, saying the government has set a target to generate 15,000 MW power in the next 10 years. He also praised JICA’s support in Nepal’s energy sector, saying JICA could encourage private sectors of Japan for the investment in Nepal’s energy.
On the occasion, the discussion was also held on the progress made in regional power trade of Nepal and construction of inter-country transmission line. (RSS)