Energy Ministry Has No Intention To Raise Electricity Tariff : Minister Shahi

Minister of Energy Mahendra Bahadur Shahi said that the Ministry has no intention to increase the electricity tariff any time soon.

Aug. 31, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Minister of Energy Mahendra Bahadur Shahi said that the Ministry has no intention to increase the electricity tariff any time soon. Meeting with the delegation led by Confederation of Nepalese Industry, Minister Shahi said that the decision to increase the tariff to industry will not be implemented now.

Minister Shahi also stressed the need to accelerate the process of production of electricity to make Nepalese economy self sustain.

CNI delegation demanded with the minister Shahi not to implement the present decision to increase the tariff. According to a press release issued by Ministry of Energy, there is proposal to increase the tariff to industry up to 66 percent. CNI delegation argues that the decision, if implemented, will be regarded as a most unfortunate. 

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