Ram Prasad Lamsal (L, center), joint secretary at Nepal's Ministry of Population and Environment, shakes hands with Peng Wei (R, center), economic and commercial counselor at the Chinese embassy in Nepal, after the handover of solar-power generation systems at Lalitpur, Nepal on Jan. 21, 2018. China on Sunday donated over 32,000 sets of solar power generation system to Nepal to enhance its domestic capacity in combating climate change. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)
KATHMANDU, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- China on Sunday donated over 32,000 sets of solar power generation system to Nepal to enhance its domestic capacity in combating climate change.
The donated items included 32,000 sets of household solar power generation system (10Wp) and 325 sets of solar power generation system (1200Wp), battery, controller, LED bulb and case that include status indicator and system cable.
Addressing the ceremony, Ram Prasad Lamsal, joint secretary at Nepal's Ministry of Population and Environment, expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for the support.
"The support provided by China is instrumental to addressing the problems of environment and climate change. It will also benefit our people from the perspective of health and saving time," Lamsal said.
According to the Nepali government, the goods will be distributed by the Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) in the districts highly affected by a devastating earthquake in 2015.
AEPC said the beneficiary districts are Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchowk, Nuwakot, Dhading and Lamjung where many villages are yet to be connected by national electricity grid.
Ram Prasad Dhital, executive director at AEPC, told Xinhua that "the bigger power generation systems with high power will be used for the community schools, health centers and local government offices while the low power systems will be used for the households in cluster areas."
Peng Wei, economic and commercial counselor at the Chinese embassy in Nepal, attended the hand-over ceremony.
The distribution is expected to start soon after completing the technical arrangements.