PM visits 140-MW Tanahu Hydro, instructs for timely completion

Published On: March 24, 2022 04:33 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DAMAULI, March 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today inspected the under-construction 140-megawatt Tanahu Hydropower Project at Jhaputar of Rhishing Rural Municipality-1 in Tanahu, and instructed the officials for its timely completion. 

On the occasion, he inspected the project’s dam site, and power house and took updates about the progress in regard with the implementation of the project. PM Deuba pledged all required support on behalf of the government for the project.     

The PM was here to attend some programs in Tanahu and managed his time to visit the national pride project. 

Managing operator at the project’s promoter company, Tanahu Hydropower Limited, Kiran Kumar Shrestha apprised the PM of progress in the project development so far.

He briefed the PM on the major works being undertaken in three packages: ‘package one’ is about the construction of a 140-meter high dam and presently works to divert the river are going. Similarly, the works relating to the construction of a tunnel, a power house and the supplies and hydro mechanical and electromechanical operations are dealt with under ‘package two’.  The ‘package three’ includes construction of a 220 KV double circuit from Damauli of the district to Bharatpur of Chitwan which is underway. So far, foundation works for 35 towers have been completed and 16 towers have been built. 

The project is expected to be completed by the next five years (Asar, 2083 BS).

The Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), European Investment Bank, Nepal government/Nepal Electricity Authority  are the financial partners of the project and its  estimated cost is US dollar 505 million.


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