Nepal Today

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Top Chinese delegation arriving; other details

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 24 Aug: A top delegation of the Chinese Communist Party is arriving 31 August for consultations.
The 18-member delegation will be led by politburo member Zhang Gaoli who is scheduled to hold discussions with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and President Dr Ram Baran Yadav,
Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala has been invited to visit China from 9 September; dates have yet to be finalized.
She will be visiting the northern neighbour after concluding a India to prepare prime minister’s official first of the southern neighbour.
But Koirala opted out of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal’s just concluded India visit.
The dropout had created a controversy in the ruling Nepali Congress party.
Critics, against wishes of her father and party President Girija Prasad Koirala, are demanding disciplinary action against her.
She has been summoned again by the parliamentary party Wednesday for a hearing; she ignored the first summon.
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Two killed, 15 injured

Kathmandu, 24 Aug: Two persons died, including the driver, and 15 were injured when a passenger overturned at Moonghat, Dhankuta, overnight.
The driver died on the spot.
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TRADE, COMMERCE, ECONOMY


Capacity of 800MW Arun-III to be doubled

Kathmandu, 24 Aug: Business Standards has quoted HK Sharma, CEO of Satlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd of India as saying the company will almost double the capacity of the 400 MW Arun III run-of-river hydro power project in east Nepal.
The company was awarded a contract to construct the project.
“We are reviewing the Arun-III project by doubling its capacity to 800MW now. We are in the final stages of preparing a detailed project report. The construction will begin in two years.”
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