RASUWA, April 12: The import of electromechanical equipment meant for the Upper Sanjen Hydroelectric Project, which is under construction in Rasuwa, has resumed after several months.
Government officials said the import of electromechanical goods halted for several months due to the global spread of the COVID-19, has resumed from Lhasa, China. The Chinese contractor Dongfang Electric International Corporation, which is in charge of the electromechanical construction of the project, will bring the materials within a month.
Project Chief Sudan Singh Mahat said that all the materials would be delivered to Nepal by mid-May. “Now the process of getting the materials shipped has started,” he said. “Once the materials arrive in Nepal, the Chinese workers will start installing the equipment.”
Most of the electromechanical materials come from China and problems arose when the Chinese authorities halted export after enforcing a border lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. He said that the installation of hydromechanical and electromechanical equipment has not started due to delay in the arrival of Chinese workers owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The installation work of the equipment will start after the arrival of the Chinese team,” he told Republica. “Production will start within nine months of the start of the work.”