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Budhi Gandaki hydro project to be constructed with domestic investment

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KATHMANDU — The government has decided to construct the 1200MW Budhi Gandaki Hydropower project with domestic investment.

A Cabinet meeting held on Friday made the decision and authorised Nepal Electricity Authority to build the project under Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) model, informed Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Kamal Thapa.

“The Cabinet had decided to authorise the NEA to build the Budhi Gandaki Project under EPC model,” said DPM Thapa, at a press meet. He further said the national-pride project would be constructed with domestic investment and domestic technology.

Earlier on November 13, the government had revoked the deal to construct the project signed with China’s Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) citing ‘instructions issued by parliamentary committees’ in September.

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One Nepali dies another severely injured in Maryland gun shooting

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One Nepali had died and another severly injured injured in a gun shooting incident at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland, USA on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Brinda Giri, 41 from Baltimore — originally from Kaski and maternal home in Parbat,Nepal, according to Harry Bhandari,a Democratic candidate for state delegate from District 8 and a teacher with Baltimore City Schools.

Giri, a mother of two had recently moved to the US from Nepal to meet her husband who has been living there for 10 years.

Bhandari,who is a community leader and candidate for state delegate, said that another Nepali Purna Acharya is badly injured in the incident.

Acharya is being treated at a local hospital reads the press release by Police.

The shooting took place at Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, 35 miles North-East from Baltimore. Isnochiya Moajli, 26, a co-worker said bullets were fired at local time 9 PM. The shooter shot others and himself at last.

Police rushed injured Giri to a hospital, where she died.

Three Americans have also died in the incident.

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