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Norwegian minister to arrive on Mar 22

By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Mar 19

Norwegian Minister for Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, is visiting Nepal from March 22 to 23.

The main purpose of his visit will be to support Nepal’s peace process, said a press statement issued by the Norwegian embassy in Kathmandu.

During his visit, he will hold talks with top level political leaders including Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and Constituent Assembly chairman Subash Nemwang and urged them for the meaningful conclusion of the peace process.

The second focus of Solheim’s visit will be clean energy and hydropower, climate change and higher education.

Upon his arrival in Kathmandu, he will make use of the Norwegian embassy’s electric car to show Norway’s commitment to clean energy.

He is scheduled to travel with Energy Minister Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat and Minister for Environment Thakur Sharma to Khimti where Solheim will officially hand over the management of Khimti Hydropower Plant to Khimti Rural Electricity Cooperative

He will visit Kathmandu University where he will inaugurate a building named after Norwegian professor Inge Johansen, who contributed to the development of the varsity.

Before winding up his visit, he will organize a press conference on March 23.

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