Current Affairs

Exhibition on Germany’s energy system inaugurated



Kathmandu, 12 April (2019) – Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barshaman Pun and German Ambassador Roland Schaefer have inaugurated a 16-day exhibition titled “The German Energiewende: Transforming Germany’s energy system” on Thursday.

Minister Pun stated, ‘70 MW Middle Marsyangdi and 69 MW Marsyangdi hydropower projects are testimony of Germany’s support to energy sector in Nepal.’ He added that both projects are backbone of Nepal’s energy sector.

Ambassador Roland Schaefer emphasized on three things in his address. First being that, ‘Germany and Nepal are partners, because they learn together and from each other. Second, ‘There is no opposition between protecting the environment and making money. There are many business opportunities in creating the right energy mix for Nepal. And finally, ‘Combination of smart policy decisions and business ventures can quickly provide clean energy in Nepal – both to remote rural areas and to special economic zones in the highly populated south.’

Envoy Schaefer expressed his hope that the exhibition will lead to a discussion about Nepal’s future in general, not just about energy. H.E. Schaefer concluded his remarks with statement, ‘I am convinced that Nepal’s competitive advantage lies in smart investments in niche-sectors – smart energy, IT, finer mechanics, automobile, high quality agricultural products.’

This exhibition is accompanied by a photo story about 60 years of friendship between Nepali and German citizens.

The energy exhibition is taking place inside the premises of Information and Communication Technology Centre, Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur from 12 – 26 April 2019.