Salleri Chialsa Electricity Company Limited (SCECO) at Salleri, Solukhumbu was registered in Falgun 2047 (February 1991) as a public share holder’s company. Swiss Development Co-operation (SDC) and Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) have equal preference (investment) share. The ordinary share holder representing the decision making body of the company are local people 34%, SDC and NEA with 33% each. The history of the Salleri Chialsa Project began about 60 years ago, after the people's uprising in Tibet and its suppression by the Chinese. At that time, thousands of Tibetan refugees moved into eastern Nepal and settled in the district of Solukhumbu. With aid from various international organizations, Government of Nepal started a program in 1960 to help resettle the refugees and founded (among others) the Tibetan Community of Chialsa. Most of Tibetan families in the community were economically dependent on handicrafts.