40% work of Upper Bhotekoshi hydro project over


CHAUTARA, Feb 8: The Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project that suffered badly from the natural disasters and faced five years of closure has now grasped the momentum in its reconstruction bids.

Authorities said that around 40 percent of the reconstruction works of the project have been completed so far.
The project with 45 megawatt of capacity located at Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district and developed from the private sector remained closed for almost five years following the Jure landslide of 2014, Gorkha Earthquake of 2015 and heavy flood in the river occurred in 2016. The reconstruction works of the project were started from the last fiscal year.

Executive Director Bikram Sthapit said that China’s Sino Hydro is carrying out the reconstruction works with the contract agreement in Rs 7 billion targeting to complete the project by 2019.