Overview for Power For Nepal: Odd Hofun and the History of Hydropower Development
"Odd Hoftun's life and work are much more than a calling. In his field, he is a pioneer. Based on Norway's history and development, he built up the power industry in Nepal in an unparalleled manner. Innovative, committed and determined, he provided power and water to hundreds of thousands of the poor in Nepal, and contributed to pushing the country into the future. His basis was an unshakeable belief in the human ability to help themselves. Hoftun's life and Nepal's development are inextricably linked with each other." Erik Solheim, former Minister of Environment and Development, Norway "Odd Hoftun was my boss. While I was familiar with his simplistic life style and never ending work-hours, and the many industries and organizations he helped set up, this book has made me further appreciate Odd's achievements in Nepal. Those who work in development or in the hydropower sector will enjoy this book. Others should be impacted by Odd's drive and perseverance even when the results were unknown."