Khadga Bisht Participated in Nepal-USA Hydropower Tour
A high level Nepalese team visited Portland USA in a Nepal-USA Hydropower collaborative Tour from 11-17 July 2016. The tour focused on the learning about the development of hydropower, environmental management and basin planning of the US Pacific North-West. Mr. Khadga Bisht, HPL Stakeholder Manager participated in the tour as current IPPAN President. The team comprised of Honorable MP Gagan Thapa, Secretary Suman Sharma, Secretary Udaya Thakur, Secretary of WECS Dhan Bahadur Tamang and other high level dignitaries from Nepal. The team visited the Bonneville dam, reservoir and power operating facilities along Colombia River and also got information on operating of plants in cascade. The Colombia river basin alone produces over 38000 MW of hydropower and provides navigation to four U.S. pacific states.
Mr. Bisht also initiated an interaction program with the Nepalese residing in Oregon and Pacific Northwest and made a keynote presentation on which Honorable Member of Parliament Gagan Thapa, Mr. Suman Prasad Sharma Secretary Ministry of the Energy put their views on contemporary political status and hydropower development of Nepal.