KATHMANDU, JANUARY 25
To help materialise the government’s plan to increase the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and subsequently the consumption of electricity in the country, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has called a global tender for installation of 50 EV charging stations across the country.
The power utility has said the successful bidder will have to instal the charging stations in Kathmandu, Narayangadh, Butwal, Itahari, Biratnagar, Pokhara, Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi and Damak as well as along the inter-city routes between these cities.
However, the exact sites for installing these charging stations will be ascertained by NEA at the time of signing the project implementation contract, as per the authority.
On September 25, NEA had unveiled a plan to establish 50 charging stations across major cities and highways. As per the notice, the power utility had requested property owners, including commercial complexes, cinema halls, supermarkets, parks, universities, government authorities, hotels and hospitals, among others, to make land available for the purpose.
The power utility has already installed charging stations at its head office in Ratna Park and now wants to set up such stations across the country. It has also released a plan