KATHMANDU, June 20: The landslides and floods in the past few days have caused damages worth an estimated Rs 10 billion to a number of private hydropower projects, said hydropower producers.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Likhu-4 Hydropower Project has witnessed some serious damage in its structure at a time when the project is all set to start a production test, raising questions on the quality of work in the engineering of the hydropower projects being constructed by some private companies.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Foreign investors have pledged an investment of Rs 515 billion in projects related to the hydropower and energy sector. But the stakeholders have failed to bring in the investment as pledged by foreign investors.

LAMJUNG, Jan 20: Five hydropower projects are under construction in the district at the total cost of Rs 23 billion. These hydel projects are based in Dordikhola and Dordi corridor.

TIKAPUR, Jan 6: The construction of powerhouse under hydropower component of Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project is moving ahead at a fast pace.

MAKAWANPUR, Aug 22: The Kulekhani Third Hydropower Project is generating 14-MW electricity before Dashain festival that falls on early weeks of October. The project being constructed at Bhimphedi rural municipality-1, Sanotar in Makawanpur is contributing 14-MW to the national grid.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Expanding its various business ventures under its welfare activities, the Nepal Army (NA) is preparing to run pharmaceutical companies in the near future, a top army official said on Friday. Brigadier General Sagar Bahadur KC, who heads the Welfare Planning Directorate of Nepal Army, said they are currently making necessary preparation to establish such companies to manufacture vital medicines within the country.

PANCHTHAR, Aug 7: Construction of Iwakhola Hydropower Project (9.9 MW) has been completed.

SINDHUPALCHWOK, July 8: Two construction workers went missing while two others sustained injuries due to floods triggered by incessant rainfall in Sindhupalchok district on Saturday night. The injured workers -- Kami Tamang and Pembathokel Sherpa, who were rescued using the long line technique -- were airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Nepal and Bangladesh were agreed to jointly invest in the feasible hydropower project in Nepal.

DOLAKHA, June 20: Three of six hydropower projects being developed by the private sector in northern Dolakha are starting generation before Dashain festival i.e. mid-September.

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

KATHMANDU, May 11: Excess electricity generation from hydroelectricity plants of Nepal can potentially displace the costlier thermal power generation of India, according to a study report.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The 220-KW Upper Trishuli 3 A Hydropower Project is to go for test transmission from Sunday.

DOTI, April 30: Uncertainty has loomed large over the construction of West Seti Hydropower Project which was to be built in Talara of Adarsha rural municipality and Dhungad area of Baitadi district.

DOLAKHA, April 23: The contractor of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is beginning the installation of penstock pipes in the lower vertical shaft of the mega hydropower project from May 5.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Two 'sick' hydropower projects being developed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) are on the last leg of construction. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said that Kulekhani III and Upper Trishuli 3A will start power generation by mid-July.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that an environment where all Nepalis could consider an investment in the hydropower project has been created in the country.

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KATHMANDU, March 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli bought 10,000 points share of the Trishuli III 'B' hydropower project as part of the launch of 'people's hydroelectricity programme'.

RASUWA, Feb 24: Construction work for Rasuwa-based Upper Sanjen Hydroelectricity Project is 80 percent complete, and is moving forward at a sound pace that would possibly see the project being completed by the end of this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Work at the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (UTHP) remained standstill for about a year due to non-performance of an Indian contractor. The mega infrastructure project, which is being built by mobilizing domestic resources, is in the last leg of construction now.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has launched a program to mobilize funds of general public for hydropower development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government is launching a program to mobilize funds of general public for hydropower development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Parbat Paiyunkhola Hydropower Company Pvt Ltd has achieved financial closure to build Setikhola Small Hydropower Project (3.5 MW) in Parbat district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Parbat Paiyunkhola Hydropower Company Pvt Ltd has achieved financial closure to build Setikhola Small Hydropower Project (3.5 MW) in Parbat district.

SYANGJA, Jan 27: The people affected by the Kaligandaki 'A' Hydropower at Beltari area in Syangja district have demonstrated by putting forth various demands.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to increase investment in energy and hydropower sector.

BETRAWATI, Jan. 3: Power generation from Trishuli Hydropower Centre in Nuwakot district has disrupted following a fire in the powerhouse occurred last evening.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 12: ANDRITZ organized its 3rd Customer Day for Hydropower in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun, and Austrian ambassador to Nepal, Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer, jointly inaugurated the program.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Minister for Energy Barshaman Pun has urged the Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Nepal's hydropower sector.

MYAGDI, Oct 1: Locals have halted works at the project site of Mristikhola Hydropower Project (42 MW) at Narchyang village in Annapurna Rural Municipality-4.

KUSHMA, Sept 23: The Lower Modi Hydropower Project located in Parbat district is expected to generate hydroelectricity within a month, the project officials confirmed. The project with the capacity of 20 megawatt was scheduled to generate power in the last fiscal year but it got delayed due to locals' obstruction, natural disasters and other causes.

DHAKA, Sept 8: Bangladesh is to purchase electricity from the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project of Nepal.

RASUWA, Aug 27: Works at the Rasuwa-based Rasuwagadhi hydropower project of 111MW capacity are likely to be affected due to shortage of construction materials. Supplies to the power plant have been cut off as the road from Dhunche to Syaphrubesi has been damaged by floods and landslides.

DOLPA,Aug 24: Chalgaadh hydroelectric center resumed supplying electricity after a month from Friday in Dolpa.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Tanahu Hydropower Company Ltd (THCL) has selected Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti (CMC) as the contractor to construct head works of its 140-megawatt hydropower plant. Issuing a statement, the hydropower company said the Italian contractor will be awarded Rs 20.64 billion (including provisional sum and value added tax) worth of contract to build cofferdam and construction of dam as part of the first package of head works.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Tanahu Hydropower Company Ltd (THCL) has selected Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti (CMC) as the contractor to construct head works of its 140-megawatt hydropower plant.

DIPAYAL, July 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's visit to China in June had elated residents of Province 7. They hoped that the visit would be able to make some headway in implementing the West Seti Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has signed power purchase agreement (PPA) with Tanahu Hydropower Company Ltd (THCL) having capacity of 140 MW.

KHOTANG, June 20: A massive landslide in Patheka of Khotang district has destroyed a canal of a local mini hydropower project, shrouding the whole village in darkness.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has asked all hydropower companies to furnish an updated report of construction works in their project site within 15 days.

NEW DELHI, April 9: The State Bank of India (SBI) will be investing a total of INR 80 billion in the Arun III hydropower project of Nepal, which has 900 megawatts (MW) electricity production capacities.

BAGLUNG, April 1: The Theulekhola Hydropower Project in Baglung has started test production.  The 1.5 megawatts project will be connected to the national grid within two weeks after power production starts, said the project chairperson and engineer Surya Prasad Adhikari.

SANKHUWASABHA, March 25: Gaurav Meghi Gurung who was working as the Senior Manager with the Arun III Hydroelectricity Project in Sankhuwasabha has died due to drowning.

The program brought together prospective Chinese investors as well as senior officials of three hydropower-related companies of the Government of Nepal for interactions on facilitating Chinese investments in Nepal’s hydropower sector.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Twenty-two new hydropower plants, mostly medium- and small-sized, will begin generating electricity within this fiscal year. The combined installed capacity of these plants is 214 MW.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: About a dozen under-construction hydropower projects, which were expected to complete within next 12 months, have started suffering fund crunch as bank and financial institutions (BFIs) have stopped releasing committed loans to these projects.

LAMJUNG, Feb 5: Local stakeholders have started taking initiative for promoting Lamjung as a model district for hydropower generation.

ILAM, Jan 17: The Panchakanya Mai Hydropower Company based at Sandakpur Rural Municipality of Ilam is to issue initial public offering (IPO) to the locals from January 19.