DARCHULA, Feb 10: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has inaugurated Chameliya Hydropower, a national pride project based at Balach, Shailya Shikhar Municipality-1 of the district on Saturday.
In inauguration program PM Deuba said, "This 30MW project will not only transform the lives and livelihood of the Far West, but it will also boost our economy."
The 30-Megawatt-capacity project is constructed within 11 years at a cost of Rs 16 billion with government investment. The project will produce 184.2 million units of power annually from Saturday in a commercial manner. It will make an annual income of Rs 1.10 billion, said Ajaya Dahal, Project chief.
The project, constructed by China Gezhouba Company Limited took 11 years for completion.
Constructed at Shailya Shikhar municipality-1, 15-MW power produced from the hydel project has already been linked to National Transmission Line.