GORKHA, May 23: The locals of Gorkha displaced by the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project have expressed dissatisfaction regarding the land allocation by the project to rehabilitate them.re

GORKHA, Feb 25: Locals of Gorkha and Dhading districts have raised concerns once again against the snail-pace progress of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Friday’s cabinet decision to begin negotiations to award Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project to a Chinese company has received criticism from different quarters including the opposition party.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Works on two important hydropower projects -- West Seti and Budhigandaki-- have failed to gain momentum despite the government commitment to harness hydropower potentials by building reservoir-based plants.

GORKHA, May 9: The Driver, identified as Santosh Sapkota, 27, of Belkotgadi municipality-5 was killed when a tipper(Ba 4 Kha 9506) plunged some 200 meters from the road to Budhigandaki river at Gandaki rural municipality, Benighat-8, Chiurigaunda of Gorkha last night.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has said that the government will build the 1200 MW Budhigandaki Hydropower Project on its own and the tender process for the project will begin from next fiscal year. Budhigandaki is currently the only ready-to-implement reservoir-based hydropower project. The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) and tender documents are ready, according to officials.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The government is set to initiate a bidding process for the construction of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project from the coming fiscal 2075-76 BS.

GORKHA, May 3: The compensation distribution to the locals of affected area under the Budhigandaki National Pride Project has been at a snail’s pace. The project has deposited the compensation in respective bank accounts four months after the locals of affected area filed applications.

Govt itself to build Budhigandaki Hydro

November 25, 2017 02:16 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The government has decided to build the Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project itself, using its own technology, and  state-owned power utility Nepal Electricity Authority is to be the project developer.

CHITWAN, Nov 15: Chair of CPN-Maoist (Center), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the current government’s decision to scrap agreement with China’s Gezuwa company for the construction of Budi Gandaki Hydro Power was wrong.  Dahal had expressed his opinion while publicizing his commitments at Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: At a time when the government is trying to woo more investments from China, a cabinet meeting on Monday decided to revoke the government's previous decision to award the Budhigandaki Hydroelectricity project to China's state-owned company Gezhouba Group Co Ltd (CGGC).

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The government on Monday rolled back from its earlier decision to award Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to a Chinese company nearly after six months.

GORKHA, July 6: Three hundred and fifteen more Budhigandaki Hydropower Project –affected people have been identified in Gorkha district.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Agriculture and Water Resources Committee (AWRC) of parliament has started discussion on the government's controversial decision to award Budhigandaki Hydropower Project (1200 MW) to a Chinese company.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The government has formally awarded Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project to China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd (CGGC).

KATHMANDU, May 24: With Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “all set to resign”, the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday decided to award the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to a Chinese company. But the decision, according to government officials, to award the reservoir project to China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) has a rider - CGGC will have to come up with a technically and financially viable proposal within a year.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The government has decided to award Budhi Gandaki hydro project to a Chinese company.

GORKHA, Nov 25: The compensation for the land to be inundated after the reservoir of the Budhigandaki Hydroelectricity Project in the district has been determined.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Energy Minister Janardan Sharma says the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project will be developed using a ‘company model’, in place of its current development committee modality.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) has expressed willingness to develop Budhigandaki Hydropower Project (1200 MW).

Budhigandaki sweeps away 10 houses

August 3, 2016 07:39 am

GORKHA, Aug 2: The flooded Budhigandaki River swept away 10 houses including three hotels at Jagat Bazaar of Sirdibas-1 leaving 15 others at high risk of erosion

KATHMANDU, July 27: Locals of Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project have demanded that the resettlement plan should be finalized before fixing compensation for land to be acquired by the project.