Government gives production permission to 19 hydel projects
November 9, 2016 5:12 AM
Kathmandu, Nov 9: The government has issued permission for production to different 19 hydroelectricity projects in the last seven months this year. The Electricity Development Department under the Ministry of Energy provided the permission to these projects with the combined production capacity of 848 Megawatts power, urging them to start the construction process promptly. The projects which have been issued with the permission include the 75-Megawatts Trishuli Galchhi Project with its project site in Dhading, the 127-Megawatts Tanahun Seti Hydroelectricity Project, the 400-Megawatts Kaligandaki Kowang Project in Mustang, the five-Megawatts Chaurikhola Project based in Ramechhap district, the 110- Megawatts Daraundi Project based in Gorkha and the 78-Megawatts Sanjen Khola Project based in Rasuwa.
Similarly, production permission has been issued to the Palakhukhola project (5 Megawatts), the the Upper Palakhukhola project (14 Megawatts), the Upper Balefi project (36 Megawatts), the Lipingkhola project (16 Megawatts), the Lower Khorang project (5 Megawatts), the Bijayapurkhola project (4 Megawatts), the Upper Khorungakhola project (7 Megawatts) and the Upper Solukhola project (18 Megawatts). Production permission has also been provided to the Makarigad project (10 Megawatts), the Yambalingkhola project (7 Megawatts), the Sano Miltikhola (3 Megawatts) and the Madi Bhorletar project (10 Megawatts). The Department stated that it has so far provided production permission to a total119 projects with a combined capacity of 3,315 Megawatts.