Chachalghat Hydropower project starts generating power

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    Baglung, May 28:

    microhydropowerThe Chachalghat Hydropower Project constructed at Jajjala VDC in Baglung district has been brought into operation.

    The 100-KW capacity hydropower project constructed targeting Jaljala, Ransinghkitenu and Gwalichour VDCs started producing electricity.

    Project Secretary Amrit Kumar Shrees said that locals of three VDCs are benefited from the project.

    The construction works of the project were completed at the investment of Rs 34.248 million. The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre provided Rs 14.225 million and the government Rs 2.5 million as grant for the construction of the project. Similarly Rs 9.9 million was collected from locals.

    Secretary Shrees said that each household provided Rs 25,000 and contributed voluntary labour for 100 days for the same.

    After the operational of the project, locals of remote areas, who were compelled to live in darkness for years, are happy.

    The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre has been providing support in constructing hydropower project in different districts of western region including Baglung with the financial support of different foreign donor agencies.

    Minister for Energy, Radha Gyawali, had inaugurated the project on Monday.

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