Water and Energy Commission Secretariat :: Government of Nepal

Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS)

The Water and Energy Commission (WEC) was established by GoN in 1975 with the objective of developing the water and energy resources in an integrated and accelerated manner. Consequently, a permanent secretariat of WEC was established in 1981 and was given the name, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS). The primary responsibility of WECS is to assist GoN, different ministries relating to Water Resources and other related agencies in the formulation of policies and planning of projects in the water and energy resources sector.

Objectives

  • To provide assistance to the concerned ministries in formulation policies and objectives to be included in the perspective/periodic plan relating to the water resources and energy sector.
  • To provide suggestion, recommendations and guidance with regard to the multipurpose (mega and medium scale only) projects' development as well as to irrigation, hydropower, drinking water, industrial use of water, flood management and water navigation; and also regarding the promotion and development of such mega and medium scale projects, and protection of environment aspects relating to the above sectors.
  • To formulate policies and strategies for the water resources and energy sector.
  • To render opinion, advice and recommendation on the bilateral and multilateral issue relating to water resources and energy.