The Norwegian Ambassador, Thor Gislesen, has handed over the 635kW Jhankre Community Hydropower Plant along with a transmission and distribution system and other assets on behalf of Himal Power Limited to the Khimti Rural Electric Cooperative in Dolakha. The cooperative currently provides electricity to 4600 households and a further 3800 households will be connected in ongoing projects which will have a total capacity of just over
Syakar Company Ltd, the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles in Nepal, has opened its Syakar Safety Riding Training Center in Balkumari Gwarko. Thirty ropanis of land will be used to train upto 2500 riders a year, from age 6 upwards, both license holders and those without. Syakar's slogan is 'Learn Safe Ride Safe': the company hopes to contribute to improved road safety in Nepal as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
To spread awareness about the importance of washing hands to prevent diseases, and to encourage young talent, Lifebuoy organised the 'Lifebuoy Germ Fighter Drawing Contest' across the school's nations. More than 7000 students from over 100 schools participated.
Universal Tours & Travels, representing American Airlines Cargo in Nepal, has been awarded the 'American Airlines Cargo SilverWing 2009' and the 'Outstanding Yield Growth 2009' prize. The awards were presented by Dave Brooks, President of American Airlines Cargo to Parasar Prasai, Managing Director of Universal Tours & Travels.
Energy saving LCD
LG introduced yet another product in the Home Entertainment segment – the LG LH and LF series LCD television. LCD TVs from LG are designed for Smart Energy Savings and offer unique features to reduce power consumption by up to 70 per cent.