Sunkoshi power centre to generate electricity soon

Published On: August 12, 2016 10:57 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHAUTARA, Aug 12: The 10.05 MW Sunkoshi Hydropower, which has remained shut after the flood-fed Bhotekoshi River caused damages to the project on July 15, is to resume its operation within some days. 

The works are being carried out on war footing to change the course of river from the dam so it may take a week to complete maintenance and generate power, said Production In-charge of Nepal Electricity Authority, Sunkoshi Centre. Suraj Dahal. 

The project that remained closed following Jure landslide has been generating only seven megawatt from two out of three turbines after month-long efforts. 

The disaster-hit district had seen the damage of physical property of hydropower projects worth around Rs 500 million. The 45-MW Upper Bhotekoshi, 3.1 MW Bhairabkunda and 4.2-MW Baramchi hydropower project have been completely halted after the 2015 devastating earthquakes. RSS 

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