2.5 MW electricity within three years in far-west region

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    Baglung, June 15:

    microhydropowerPreparation was underway to generate2.5 MW electricity from micro hydropower projects within three years in eight districts of the far- western region.

    Construction works of projects in Baglung, Parbat, Myagdi, Mustang, Kaski, Syangja, Gulmi and Palpa districts were underway for the same.

    The Dhawalagiri Community Resource Development Centre (DCRDC), Baglung, started construction works of the projects with the 50 per cent grant assistance of Alternative Energy Promotion Centre and National rural and Renewal Energy Programme.

    DCRDC Chairman Ishwor Lal Rajbhandari said that 2.5 MW electricity would be generated from more than 32 projects at eight districts.

    He said that the construction works of the projects were underway with the objective of providing electricity service to more than 16,000 households.

    A target has been set to produce the 2.5 MW electricity within the fiscal year 2016/17.

    All the works including feasibility study, survey and construction works have been forwarded in an expedited manner to meet the target, added Rajbhandari.

    Construction works of the five projects would be completed within the current fiscal year and eight others have reached final phase.

    Millions of rupees would be invested to construct all the projects, said Sub-Engineer at DCRDC, Deepak Thapa.

    The DCRDC has been providing support in mobilization of technicians and communities to construct the projects. The Energy and Environment Section under the District Development Committee monitors the projects.

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