Sinohydro completes work at Upper Tamakoshi powerhouse

Published On: January 19, 2019 05:10 AM NPT By: Republica

Workers pose for a photo after completion of the underground powerhouse at Upper Tamakoshi. PhotoCourtesy: Sinohydro

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Sinohydro Corporation Ltd, the contractor for the powerhouse of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, has completed the civil works of the underground powerhouse.

The contractor handed over the project to the executives of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Limited amid a function in Dolakha on Thursday.

With the last tank of concrete casting in the powerhouse gate, the construction of the Sinohydro on the Upper Tamakoshi project was successfully completed, the company said issuing a press release.

"It also marked the completion of all civil works of the powerhouse, nearly one year ahead of the expected generation target of the employer," the press release stated.

CEO of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Limited Bigyan Prasad Shrestha, chairman of Bigu Rural Municipality Yudhisthir Khadka, and officials of the contractor company had attended the handover ceremony.

Sinohydro officials said that the construction works went smooth, despite facing many difficulties such as earthquakes, oil shortages, and road obstruction in the past few years.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, CEO Bigyan Shreshta said: "In the past eight years, we saw the completion of one node after another, and witnessed the deepening friendship between China and Nepal."