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India defers power trade deal yet again

RUDRA PANGENI
KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal had high hopes of signing Power Trade Agreement (PTA) with India at the Joint Commission meeting on Saturday, but things did not work out as planned due to differences over the wordings used in the bilateral cooperation proposal forwarded by India recently.

Nepal had proposed signing Power Trade Agreement (PTA) and a deal on construction of cross-border transmission lines with India. Sources at Ministry of Energy, however, said that the two sides failed to strike a deal due to differences over the wordings in the proposal forwarded by India. The Indian proposal sought an umbrella agreement for bilateral cooperation, including Indian investment in hydropower projects. [More]

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Dr. Gerda Pohl is currently a general practitioner physician working at CIWEC Clinic in Nepal. An Austrian, she has traveled to and lived in various countries. She spent a significant part of her childhood in Africa, did her medical school later in Germany, and moved to England first and then to Nepal to work.

The Week’s Roshani Dhamala caught up with Dr. Pohl to talk about her experiences in Nepal so far.

 
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