GWP Nepal/JVS submits Memorandum to Prime Minister

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The Government of Nepal recently introduced a non transparent procedure for the award of hydropower development license to the developers by replacing the one which had a transparent bidding mechanism. Similarly, the Government had split the Ministry of Water Resources into two parts:  Ministry of Irrigation and Ministry of Energy.

In this connection, a memorandum was handed over to Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai by the members of GWP Nepal/JVS led by Mr. Iswer Raj Onta and Mr. Surya Nath Upadhyay on 22nd February, 2012. They requested the Prime Minister to provide necessary directions in order to maintain the transparent mechanism and a fair competition while bidding for the license. Similarly, they also drew his attention towards the integrated approach in water resources management and the need to re-establish the Ministry of Water Resources.