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Govt committed to delivering sustainable energy for all

Kathmandu, May 25

Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun, has said that the government is committed to deliver on the United Nation’s ongoing Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) programme.

Addressing the ‘Highlevel dialogue on the implementation of the global plan of action of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014 to 2024): A mid-point review’, organised by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York on Friday, Minister Pun highlighted the importance of SE4ALL initiative taken by government of Nepal.

Issuing a press statement, the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations stated that during the dialogue Pun mentioned about his focus on the initiatives and reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring reliable, affordable and modern energy for all. The minister also highlighted that Sustainable Development Goal 7 has an important cross-cutting dimension and fulfilling this goal would help achieve other important goals and targets including poverty reduction and sustainable infrastructure.

The minister also highlighted the significant progress that has been made in the areas of developing and mainstreaming hydropower as well as renewable energy projects with a view to reducing dependency on imported fossil fuels by replacing them with clean sources of energy.

He also stressed that intensive efforts and enhanced international cooperation and commitments from all sides would play a crucial role in achieving affordable and clean energy.

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