October 24, 2017
The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has pledged its support to the Nepal Electricity Authority’s (NEA) ‘Ujyalo Nepal Abhiyan’ (Brighter Nepal Campaign).
Bhaban Bhatta, the newly elected President of NRNA, said that the association will provide 10 million LED bulbs costing around Rs 1 billion in different phases over a two-year period. The power-efficient LED bulbs will contribute 200 megawatts to the country’s power system.
In his statement, Bhatta said “NEA has been struggling to end load-shedding across the country and the current leadership of the NEA has presented some commendable results, which is very encouraging for us. We would like to support Kulman Ghising’s initiative to make the country load-shedding free by providing 10 million LED bulbs within the next two years.”
NEA said that they are yet to receive NRNA’s formal commitment.