Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has imported some 73, 450 pieces of meters from China. The metres that have arrived at Raxaul customs few days ago will be distributed after necessary test in central storage in Hetauda by mid-September, the authority said.

Since last year, the authority has failed to distribute metres as it had no stock and could also not distribute new or exchange for damaged ones. It has brought some 60,000 of single phase and 13,000 of three-phase.

The authority – that construct power plants, buys from independent producers, sells and distributes electricity – needs some 200,000 metres annually. “But there is a demand of 500,000 metres at present due to backlag.”

The authority failed to procure metres as the anti-graft body had taken action against the NEA officials on substandard transformers.

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