KATHMANDU, August 31: A total of 27 MW of electricity produced by Dordi Khola Hydropower Project (DKHP) has been added to the national grid since Tuesday.
DKHP, a run-of-the-river type hydroelectric project, is developed by Himalayan Power Partner Ltd, a subsidiary of IME Group and NRN Investment Ltd. The project is the first of its kind, which is being promoted by Non-resident Nepalis.
The project was expected to be completed by August 31, 2018. However, it was delayed owing to multiple causes including India’s economic blockade in 2015 and damages caused by floods in different time periods. Of late, the deadline for project construction was deferred to March 2021, which could not be met due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DKHP is being built on the Dordi River of Lamjung district. Initially, the project was expected to be constructed for Rs 3.86 billion. However, the cost has reached around Rs 5 billion due to the delay in project construction.