Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Re: Fw: Your article on Karnali project in "Yo Sata"

March 3, 2010
Bishnu Hari Nepal, PhD
Former Ambassador and Freelance Visiting Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Dear Bishnu Nepal jee

Thanks for reverting back. Yes, World Bank did eventually correct the error committed by some people who based the whole thing on “back of the envelope” calculations.

With best regards,


Ratna Sansar Shrestha

From: Dr. Bishnu Nepal [mailto:bhnfsr@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 5:26
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: Fw: Your article on Karnali project in "Yo Sata"

Dear Ratna Sagar Shresthaji

I am not water resources expert. I have developed only some vision on regional navigation and formation of water statutes and they are named as NIBB-CAP Water Ways 21stCentury Multi-purpose Project and SA-RRR-S Model respectively (Please visit South Asia Policy Analysis Network-SAPANA/SAFMA websites). I have also not gone throw the referred articles on Upper Karnali Project but after reading your empirical analysis I am convinced that this project also is not in Nepal's favor. On that ground, UCPNM stand seems justifiable.

When I was Ambassador in Japan in mid-90's, I tried my best to convince Japanese government in favor of Arun-III until the last day of the cancellation by the visit of the Vice President of World Bank to Tokyo after Kathmandu. By your analysis, it seems that it would have been a mistake if it had been successful.

Best Regards
Bishnu Hari Nepal, PhD

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