37 hydel projects get construction license in fiscal year 2016/17

Published On: July 25, 2017 04:58 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

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 

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