NEA to mobilize monitoring team to study flood damages

August 13, 2017 19:44 PM Republica


KATHMANDU, August 13: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has decided to mobilize a central monitoring team to assess the loss it incurred due to floods and landslides triggered by the heavy rainfall across the country. 

Minister for Energy Mahendra Bahadur Sahi informed that a high-level monitoring team was formed to assess the damage the NEA's infrastructures received due to the disaster. 
The meeting of the NEA Board of Directors held at the Ministry today assigned Chetraj Joshi, Umesh Thani, Chandra Tandan, Bhakta Bahadur Pun, and regional and local engineers. 

The team would be mobilized in the flood-hit areas from Monday. 

Regional Office in seven provinces 

Meanwhile, the NEA has decided to establish its regional offices in each province across the country. 

Currently, the NEA has eight regional offices, while Province No 3 alone has three regional offices. 

According to Minister Shahi, the upcoming India visit of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba would hold talks with Indian side about the inundation in the southern plains caused by the embankments constructed by India on Nepal-India border 

He further said, "Discussion was held in the diplomatic level about the inundation in Nepal, and the additional sluice gates were opened in the Koshi barrage." RSS 

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