July 7, Kathmandu. Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has been received by Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Elizabeth von Kepler. During the meeting held at the Ministry on Tuesday, they discussed various issues of bilateral relations and cooperation.
Recalling that the Swiss government has been providing important assistance in technical and vocational education of Nepal, Minister Bhusal hoped to receive the necessary technical and financial assistance in the energy sector in the days to come.
Mentioning that Nepal is facing a big problem due to the impact of climate change, she said that cooperation is needed to reduce the impact of climate change which is a common problem of both the countries.
Minister Bhusal said, “The effects of climate change such as landslides in our hills, floods in the Terai and rising temperatures are already visible. It is necessary to find a solution to such problems.” Nepal and the Swiss government should work together on these issues. She thanked the Swiss government for its support in implementing federalism and expanding employment.
On the occasion, Ambassador Kepler said that Nepal needs technical assistance more than financial assistance and assured that the Swiss government would continue to provide technical assistance. “We have the knowledge and skills needed for technical fields like tunnels and twins, and we want to help that in Nepal,” she said.
On the occasion, Ambassador Kepler said that the temperature of her country is rising due to the effects of climate change. The meeting was attended by Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Energy Madhu Prasad Bhetuwal, Baburam Bhandari and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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