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PM Oli observes Pirris Hydropower Plant in Costa Rica

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SAN JOSE—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli observed the Pirris Hydroelectricity Plant at Eolik Park, Los Santos in Costa Rica on Sunday.

PM Oli and the Nepali delegation was welcomed by the hydroelectric plant’s chief enginner German Urena DB Errias at Eolik Park and briefed about the project.

Director of the Costa Rica Institution of Electricity (ICE) Roberto Kiros gave information on other aspects of the project.

Renewable energy occupies 98.1 per cent of the energy output of Costa Rica. Of this energy output, 80 per cent is hydroelectricity. Generally, cent per cent energy demand of Costa Rica is supplied by renewable energy for around 75 days every year.

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ICE produces 70.27 per cent of the total energy generated in Costa Rica while the business community produces 10.25 per cent, the private sector 9.29 per cent and 10.18 per cent under the build-own-operate and transfer (BOOT) model.

Costa Rica sells electricity to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and panama. These countries share an electricity distribution system for this purpose. Pirris Hydroelectricity Plant generates 134 Megawatts electricity and this is a dam-based project located on the Pirris River.

On the occasion, PM Oli was accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya. PM Oli’s Chief Advisor Bishnu Rimal, Secretary at the Foreign Ministry, Shanker Das Bairagi, Chief of Protocol Deepak Adhikari and senior officers of the government of Nepal were Present on the occasion.

On the occasion, Nepali students studying at United World College, Costa Rica, had performed Nepali songs and dances.

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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists

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DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

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Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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