PARBAT, Oct 18: The Modikhola Hydropower Project based in Modi rural municipality, Parbat has finally started functioning to its full capacity.
Earlier, the project would witness the power generation up to 11 megawatt at maximum in rainy season despite the capacity of 14.8 mw. The full operation followed the replacement of outdated machinery including a cooler with new ones. Besides, servicing of other machines at the power house also helped operate the project to its full strength, project chief Shiba Kumar Shah said. It cost around Rs 3.5 million to replace outdated equipments.
The project established in 2000 AD is the oldest power plant in the district. The 10-mw run- of- the- river lower Modikhola-I project has been in operation since 2012 while the construction works of the 20-mw lower Modi have neared the final phase.
World’s second tallest Bunjee jumping under construction
Meanwhile, the construction of the world's 'second tallest' Bungee jump has reached the final stage. The Bungee jump construction project started by youth entrepreneurs of the private sector has so far recorded 80 per cent work progress. The structure based on the gorge of Kaligandaki River connects Kushma, the district headquarters of Parbat, with Balewa of Baglung via the 520-meter suspension bridge. It is 224 meters tall.
Netra Parajuli, Nawaraj Poudel, Yubaraj Joshi and Rajan Joshi of Kushma; Raju Karki of Sindhupalchowk, the Prabhu Bank and French woman Florence have already invested Rs 120 million for the project. The investors have claimed that it is the world's second tallest Bungee jump.
The investors have invested in the project through 'The Cliff Pvt Ltd'. The world's highest Bungee jump is the Macau Tower and it is in China. Prabhu Bank's Kushma branch manager Hemanta Sharma said the Bank has invested Rs 50 million in the project.
"The project will be the second tallest Bungee jump in the world," they said. The project contractor Paramount Construction has said the project will complete by the next three months if the works go smoothly. RSS