KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is currently on a five-day state visit to India, has invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to Nepal to inaugurate Arun III hydro project.
To be constructed by Indian company SJVN, the company has a schedule to hold the inauguration program after Dashain festival.
The Indian company has already started the project. Investment Board Nepal has also decided to use the land located in the jungle.
On August 13, 2016, National Planning Commission (NPC) had directed Ministry of Energy, Forest and Land Conservation to place the hydro projects and transmission lines under the national priority and behave with them accordingly.
Speaking at the joint press meet organized at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, Prime Minister Deuba invited Indian Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate the hydro project.
Modi has already visited Nepal twice.