KATHMANDU, April 6: The Department of Electricity Development (DOED) is all set to construct a transmission line for the Mewakhola hydropower project currently under construction in Meringden Rural Municipality-3 of Taplejung.

As the clock ticks on the completion of our ambitious transmission line and road upgradation projects under the Millennium Challenge Account-Nepal (MCA-Nepal), the projects find themselves entangled in a web of delays, bureaucratic hurdles and legal disputes. With six months of the five-year project already elapsed, concerns mount over the MCA-Nepal’s ability to stay on course.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to construct a 16.136 km-long 132 kV transmission line.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet has expressed concern about the progress being made in the construction of the transmission line.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The construction of the Kaligandaki Corridor transmission line has been successfully completed. The 220-kV double circuit transmission line is expected to contribute to improving the national electricity grid system.

Kathmandu, Aug 15: The construction of the Bharatpur-Bardaghat 220 kV double-circuit transmission line has been completed.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The Millennium Challenge Account Nepal Development Committee (MCA-Nepal) has embarked on the crucial phase of land acquisition in the Sindhupalchowk region to pave the way for the construction of a vital transmission line.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The second circuit of the 132 KV double circuit Chameliya-Saule-Attariya transmission line has come into operation.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The 220 kV Hetauda-Bharatpur transmission line, which is considered an important power supply in Makwanpur, Chitwan and other adjoining districts, has come online from Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 6: A 33 kV transmission line is set to be constructed, connecting the upper Ingwa River small hydropower project to the national transmission system.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The Dordi Corridor helped supply 126.84 MW of electricity to the national grid in the past 10 months.

DAMAULI, May 8: As many as 32,000 towers have been installed for the construction of transmission line of the 140 MW Tanahun Hydropower Project

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Dordi Corridor has helped add a total of 72.84 MW of electricity to the national grid after a 132 kV double circuit transmission line came into operation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) exported electricity worth Rs 7.55 billion to India during the period from mid-July to November of the current financial year, but the construction work of the transmission line connecting another neighboring country, China, has been delayed for seven years. After the Indian blockade in 2015, the Nepal government proposed an international transmission line connecting to China to reduce the country’s dependence on India.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Ramechhap (Garjyang)-New Khimti 132 kilovolt (kV) double circuit transmission line project has been constructed for the transmission of the electricity produced by the hydropower projects in the Khimti and Likhu river watershed areas.

SURKHET, August 22: If there were no park and forest area along the Kohalpur-Surkhet transmission line, 132 kV electricity would have reached Karnali by September 15. Even though there is an agreement to complete it in two years, it is not known how many more years it will take for the 132 kV transmission line to enter Karnali.

BIRGUNJ, August 4: Installation of a 33 kV underground power transmission line from Parsa National Park to Gadhimai via Piluwa of Bara is to gain momentum. It has long been stalled.

JAJARKOT, July 10: The areas out of access to electricity in Jajarkot district will soon be illuminated.

KATHMANDU, June 18: An 82 km long transmission line connecting Tanahu to Kathmandu has come online from Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Power generation by some hydropower projects has been stopped to lay wires from the newly constructed towers on the Mid-Marsyangdi-Marsyangdi transmission line, which was affected by last year's floods and landslides.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Lawmakers drew the attention of the government over the delay in the ongoing construction of national transmission lines and their substations across the country.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The process to construct the proposed 400 kV new Butwal-Gorakhpur second transnational transmission line between Nepal and India has moved forward. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has got approval for foreign investment in the project.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The construction work of the Gajrang-New Khimti 132 KV double circuit transmission line project built for the flow of electricity generated from the Khimti and Likhu river hydropower projects has been obstructed.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal inaugurated two substations located at Butwal and Kapilvastu on Thursday. Bhusal inaugurated the 132-33-11 KV Motipur substation constructed in Banganga Municipality-7 of Kapilvastu as well as 220-132 KV New Butwal substation constructed in Sunwal Municipality-13 of Nawalparasi.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The ninth meeting of energy officials from Nepal and India began discussion on bilateral cooperation on power trade and energy sector.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Three substations will be constructed at Lapsiphedi, Ratamata, and Damauli with USD 500 million grant to be provided under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The substation at Ratamata in Nuwakot district will connect to the proposed 400 KV Rasuwagadhi-Kerung transmission line. Similarly, the proposed 400 KV Butwal-Gorakhpur transmission line will link with the 22 kilometers inter-country transmission line of Nepal and India.

BENI, Jan 7: A contract agreement has been signed for the construction of the Dandakhet-Rahughat Transmission Line Project of 132 KV capacity. The transmission line is being developed by Nepal Electricity Authority.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The construction of the Solu Corridor 132 kV double circuit transmission line that was halted for two years is in the final stage of completion.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The construction of the package-1 of the Koshi Corridor 220 kV transmission line has been completed.

KATHMANDU, August 17: The construction of the first section of Koshi Corridor 220 KV transmission line has concluded. The transmission line is expected to help evacuate around 2,000 MW of electricity produced by hydropower projects based on Arun River and Tamor River basins.

RASUWA, April 14: The nationwide lockdown has affected the construction works at Chilime Trishuli 220 KV transmission line due to the lack of workers and construction materials. The project had not been able to import construction materials after the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.

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RASUWA, Feb 23: The work of testing load flow from the Nepali side has been completed. The test is a necessary step toward the import and export of electricity from China after the construction of the inter-country transmission line, according to Nepal Electricity Authority.

RASUWA, Jan 23: Nepal and China are conducting load flow test within third week of February as part of preparation to build the first cross-border transmission line.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: A tower of 132 kV Marsyangdi-Syuchatar transmission line, is at high risk of getting swept away by a landslide due to the construction of a hotel nearby.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has taken initiative to resolve differences with locals of Gorkha who have been obstructing construction of 220 kV double-circuit Marsyangdi Corridor Electricity Transmission Line.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: An agreement to complete the construction of Duhabi-Katari 33 KV transmission line within 45 days has been signed.

TIKAPUR, Oct 12: The under-construction 6-lane road in Tikapur has been affected by the Nepal Electricity Authority’s (NEA) 33 KV transmission line. The construction has been affected as the authority has delayed shifting the poles of the transmission line.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23:With elimination of load-shedding, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has now shifted its focus on construction of transmission line and substations across the country for smooth power supply.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The works relating to the construction of two mega projects having strategic importance have begun.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The third section of the transmission line of strategic importance, Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line, has finally come into operation by overcoming decades-long disputes.

RASUWA, Aug 3: Additional 30 megawatt of Upper Trishuli 3A has been connected to the national transmission line. According to Fanindra Joshi, chief of the project, total 60 megawatt of the project has been connected to the system including the 30 megawatt added Friday morning.

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PANCHTHAR, March 19: Even after the passing of the fourth extended deadline, the Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line which was to connect the electricity produced in the eastern hilly districts to the central grid still awaits completion. The latest deadline was February 7 this year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: A task force has been formed to solve the problems facing the Koshi corridor transmission line project in Dharan area.

NUWAKOT, Oct 25: Stringing work on Upper Trishuli-Matatirtha (Kathmandu) of 220 KVA transmission line started from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The government on Friday declared a 300-kilometer-long transmission line implemented under the US government grant of US$ 500 million as a national pride project.