KATHMANDU, July 25: The government has provided construction license to 37 hydropower projects in the fiscal year 2016/17.
The 37- hydropower projects that acquired license in the fiscal year 2016/17 has the capacity to produce 1,136-MW power.
Department of Electricity Development under the Energy Ministry has so far provided the license to projects for 3,684-MW power production.
The Department provided license to 400-MW Kaligandaki Kobang hydropower project, 14.7- MW Palakhukhola hydropower project, 6.6-MW Rudikhola B hydropower project, 36-MW Upper Balefi hydropower project and 44-MW Super Madi hydropower project, among others.
Department Director Nabinraj Singh said that out of the hydropower project that acquired license in the fiscal year 2016/17, some of the hydropower projects are at final phase of construction while others are about to start their construction works. RSS