2021年1月20日 作者：喜玛·拉姆萨尔 刊于：《尼泊尔国家通讯社》、《共和国报》
委员会已为50兆瓦的马尔辛迪（Marsyangdi）上游水电站项目批准3575万美元，50兆瓦的 马尔扬迪·贝西（Marsyangdi Besi）水电站项目批准10340万美元。但是，外国投资者和尼泊尔投资者对这些项目的投资额始终未分配。尼泊尔投资委员会已批准投资6.474亿美元用于216兆瓦的崔术里（Trishuli ）上游1号水电站项目，5192万美元用于42.9 兆瓦的安库霍拉（Ankhukhola）水电站项目，23096万美元用于164 兆瓦的加里干达（ Kaligandaki）峡谷水电站项目，64716万美元用于347 兆瓦的马尔辛迪（Marsyangdi） 2号水电站项目。
900兆瓦的艾伦（Arun ）三期水电站项目正在建设中。卡纳利（ Karnali）上游水电站项目也正由印度GMR公司建造。过去七年里，七个水电项目共投资331659万美元（3870亿卢比）。汇率按照周二的实时汇率计算。尼泊尔投资委员会联合秘书达曼德拉·库马尔·米什拉（Dharmendra Kumar Mishra）表示，委员会已批准2013-14财年至本财年投资13个水电项目。
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Verified by Sun Dali
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Foreign investors have pledged an investment of Rs 515 billion in projects related to the hydropower and energy sector. But the stakeholders have failed to bring in the investment as pledged by foreign investors.
There is a provision that a foreign company or investor who wants to invest in Nepal can bring investment only after getting approval from the office of the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) and the Department of Industry. Although investors show commitment to invest, the problem of not being able to bring in the investment still persists. The IBN has approved foreign investment for seven hydropower projects from FY 2013/14 to FY 2020/21. According to the board, it has sanctioned US dollar 1,600 million for the West Seti Hydroelectric Project.
The Board's office has approved UDS 35.75 million for the 50 MW Upper Marsyangdi Hydropower Project and USD 103.4 million for the 50 MW Marsyangdi Besi Hydropower Project. However, the amount to be invested by foreign investors and Nepali investors in these projects has not been allocated. The IBN has approved an investment of USD 647.4 million for the 216 MW Upper Trishuli 1 Hydropower Project, USD 51.92 million for the 42.9 MW Ankhukhola Hydropower Project, USD 230.96 million for the 164 MW Kaligandaki Gorge Hydropower Project and USD 647.16 million for 347 MW Upper Marsyangdi 2 Hydropower Project.
Similarly, the 900 MW Arun III Hydropower Project is under construction with foreign investment. The Upper Karnali Hydropower Project is also being prepared to be constructed by an Indian company, GMR. A total of USD 3,316.59 million--Rs 387 billion--has been invested for seven hydropower projects in a period of seven years. The rate has been calculated as per Tuesday’s Nepali exchange rate. Joint Secretary at the IBN, Dharmendra Kumar Mishra said that the board has approved investment in 13 hydropower projects from FY 2013/14 to the current fiscal year.
“Foreign investors have been involved in seven out of 13 hydropower projects in a period of seven years,” he said. “Even if the investment is approved, the NRB keeps a record of whether the investment has been brought or not.” Mishra said that the IBN has been approving investment only in hydropower projects above 200 MW or projects costing more than Rs 6 billion. “The board has been approving investments only in projects that fall within its jurisdiction,” he said.
Ganesh Karki, vice chairman of Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN), an organization of independent energy producers, said that foreign investors will not be able to bring investment in Nepal for a long time even if they get approval for investment in hydropower projects. “Foreign investors have only shown dreams of building the project,” he said, adding that they have not been able to bring investment as promised.
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