After having gone through years of chronic power shortage, Nepal has finally made significant progress in electricity supply in the last two years. And yet, as per the ADB, the country’s power transmission and distribution systems need to be upgraded so as to further strengthen network capacity, improve quality and reliability, and remove delays between generation hubs and load centers.
Kathmandu Valley, Bharatpur metropolitan in Chitwan district and Pokhara in Kaski district will benefit from the project.
These areas, where supply interruptions are frequent and prolonged, will receive financial support for the reinforcement and modernisation of power supply system.
ADB’s principal energy specialist Jiwan Acharya suggested that Nepal’s improved electricity supply will maintain its newfound momentum with the project. It will then lead to future demands from commercial and industrial activities being met as well as from communities, particularly women, who can now benefit from electricity-based enterprises and focus on productive economic and social activities, Acharya said.
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