LAMJUNG, May 13: The expansion of the national transmission line in the trans-Himalayan district of Manang is gaining momentum.
Manang, which has been relying on micro hydro power projects, is now seeing a rapid growth of the 33 kV transmission line. The central transmission grid is expected to suffuse the entire district in two years' time, according to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Lamjung Distribution Centre Chief, Madhav Neupane.
The Udipur – Besisahar – Manang 33 kV Transmission Line Project is overseeing the expansion of the national grid in the district.
NEA has stated that preparations are afoot to build a 33/12 kV substation at Thanchowk and connect Manang with the central transmission grid. Neupane elaborated further that 33 kV line will be set up in a year's time after which the substation will be built. He said a notice has already been issued for the bidding process.
Manang's electricity currently depends on 80 – kilowatt Sabje river and 60 – kilowatt Chame micro hydro power projects whereas the locals in Pisang, Dharapani and Taal among other villages rely on community – based micro hydro projects. RSS