KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) has recommended the government with the financial designs to construct 1,200 MW Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project, one of the much-hyped projects that has been moving in slow pace.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The government has started the necessary discussions to decide the structure of construction and financial management of the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project, which is a project of national pride.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The government has decided to allocate Rs 5 per liter from the infrastructure development tax levied on fuel for the construction of the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, July 18: People affected by the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project have demanded that a high-level authority be set up along with a guarantee of the realization of the project.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned body responsible for producing and distributing electricity, has taken steps to own majority shares of the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: There is good news for the people affected by the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project and the Nepali people in general. The project had become uncertain due to the long political indecision and policy instability.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs have suggested that the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project can be constructed by making it a public company.

GORKHA, April 5: Locals have warned to launch protests if the compensation for flood-damaged houses and plantations from the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project is not distributed within next week. The project is being constructed on the border of Dhading and Gorkha districts.

DHADING, Dec 7: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has promised to develop the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project and begin the construction works during his tenure.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Nepali Congress, the main opposition in the federal parliament and six of the seven provincial assemblies, has accused the government of betraying the country by awarding the contract for the 1200 MW Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project to a Chinese firm.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Terming the decision to award the 1200 MW Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project to China’s state-owned contractor firm as objectionable, the main opposition party Nepali Congress has asked the government to build the project using domestic resources.