Compensation to be reviewed for Budhigandaki hydel project

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December 11, 2019

Kathmandu: The government, representatives of different political parties and locals of Gorkha and Dhading districts have reached a four-point agreement on the land compensation dispute of the 1,200-megawatt Budhigandaki Hydropower Project.

A meeting of the concerned stakeholders at the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) today, has agreed to implement the project as soon as possible and move forward together for a possible solution.

Last week, locals affected by the Budhigandaki project had enforced a bandh in Khahare and Arughat bazaars of Dhading, expressing dissatisfaction with the compensation fixed by the government in November. The locals had shut down government offices, educational institutions and businesses. Transportation was also disrupted during the protest.

 

Source: The Himalayan Times