Kathmandu, July 30: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, has paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal, today.
During the meeting held at the Ministry, they discussed the matters of bilateral interest and welfare.
On the occasion, Minister Bhusal said initiatives would be taken to resolve the problems seen in the construction of China-funded hydropower projects and transmission lines at a consensus. She also stressed the need of studying the proposal sent by Nepal on the issue of 'Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and bring it into implementation.
Saying Nepali students pursuing their higher education in China are compelled to return to Nepal due to COVID-19, she made a special request to the Chinese Ambassador to make arrangements for them to complete their studies.
The Energy Minister thanked the Chinese government for providing vaccines against COVID-19 to Nepal. Expressing gratitude towards the support provided by China in Nepal's development, she also expressed the belief that the relations between the two countries would be further strengthened in the days to come.
On the occasion, Chinese Ambassador Hou stressed the need of moving ahead through collaboration between the two countries, adding Nepal has immense potentialities in energy as energy is an important matter for development.
Saying Chinese companies have achieved good experience in the hydropower sector, she shared that the Chinese companies are willing to invest in Nepal.
The Chinese Ambassador said that Chinese Power Construction Companies are working on different projects of Nepal including Upper Tamakoshi, Trishuli 3 'A' and laid emphasis on the need of moving ahead resolving problems seen on these projects.