March 11, 2010
Prof. Dr Mohan Lohani
Dear Prof. Lohani
Thanks for reverting back. I am highly enthused and encouraged to receive feedback from you sort of regularly.
Hari Roka is a good friend of mine (he used to be a student of mine some 3 decades back). He did phone me on his way to the shooting of the program and we discussed potential questions. I am happy that he was able to throw light on the lack of vision on the part of GoN. Minister Mahat revealed how “ignorant” he is by questioning the optimum capacity of this project. Because the optimum capacity was established in a study conducted for NEA with funding from World Bank. This doesn’t come from the likes of Hari Roka or this scribe. It is categorically stated in this study that 300 MW (or 900 MW), single purpose (generating electricity only) is mutually exclusive of 4,180 MW (multipurpose project). Minister Mahat succeeded to sort of shout down Hari on this point, but the higher decibel level of his voice proved how highly he is misinformed or how hard he chose to present false picture to the audience of the program. With people like him in power and the policies adopted by them in place, Nepal’s future is dark (not just because of load shedding)!
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha
From: Mohan Lohani [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 8, 2010 16:25
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: FW: My article in Spotlight on Upper karnali
Thanks for forwarding your article on Upper karnali.your analysis and conclusions are in the national interest.Like you, Hari Rokka, CA member from the Maoist pary was one of the participants in 'Sajha Sabal'run by BBC yesterday March 7,pleashouded strongly for self-reliance in the energy sector.Nepal qshould think of exporting energy only when the country has surplus.You have once again argued in favor of full capacity exploitation of Upper Karnali which is expected to meet our domestic requirements first.
Tks and regds,
--- On Sun, 3/7/10, Ratna Sansar Shrestha
> From: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
> Subject: FW: My article in Spotlight on Upper karnali
> To: "Ratna Sansar Shrestha"
> Date: Sunday, March 7, 2010, 8:14 PM
> Upper Karnali Uproar!