Nepal forms panel to discuss energy cooperation with China

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The Nepal government has formed a seven-member committee to hold talks with China to implement a bilateral agreement on energy cooperation, officials said.

The two countries had signed the MoU on Energy Cooperation during the visit of Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to China during the third week of June.

Energy Secretary Anup Kumar Upadhyay has been appointed as the co-chair of the committee, which includes representatives from Nepal Electricity Authority and the Energy Ministry as its members.

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The committee meeting will be held in Kathmandu on September 27 and 28. The meeting will hold discussions on energy cooperation and progress on investment exchange in the sector, the officials said.

The committee will prepare the ground for creating a conducive environment to promote investment in the energy development from both government and private sectors.

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Nepal had signed similar energy cooperation agreements with India and Bangladesh also.

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