Employees obstruct construction of Upper Marsyangdi ´A´ Hydropower Project


    LAMJUNG, FEB 26 –

    upper-marsyangdiThe construction works of Upper Marsyangdi ´A´ Hydropower Project based in Bhulbhule of Lamjung have been disrupted since Tuesday.

    The under construction project has witnessed obstruction with the project employees staging protest demanding hike in their perks and benefits.

    Nepali workers serving with the hydel project have staged sit-in protest and handed over a memorandum to Chief District Officer after the project management did not heed their demands.

    The agitating employees under the leadership of Nepal Indigenous Nationalities District Coordination Council launched the protest programme including sit-in and submission of memorandum to district administration office.

    While submitting the memorandum, the employees have demanded daily wages of Rs 600, eight hours work provision, leave arrangement and minimum monthly salary of Rs 20,000.

    The employees have also demanded life insurance of Rs 2 million, risk allowance and provident fund. Among other demands presented to the management are the construction of well-equipped health centre and ambulance in project site/.

    The employees have also blamed the management for discriminating between Nepali and Chinese workers in the project in terms of incentives and benefits.

    The project construction being undertaken on the joint venture of a Chinese company Sino Hydro and Sagarmatha Power Company of Nepal is said to be completed within a couple of years.

    Source : RSS