Energy Minister Rayamajhi Inspects Tanahun Hydropower Project


12th January, 2021

Damauli: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has inspected the Tanahun Hydropower Project under construction in Rishing Rural Municipality -1, Jhaputar.

Minister Rayamajhi inspected the project on Monday morning and got information about the progress so far.

After the inspection, Minister Rayamajhi said that the project should be completed in time adding that all necessary assistance would be provided by the government.
He said that the government was confident that the national pride projects would be completed as soon as possible.

He took briefs on the work being done by Chinese company, Sino Hydro under phase two of the project.

Minister Rayamajhi was accompanied by Minster for Economic Affairs and Planning of Gandaki Province, outgoing Member of the House of Representatives Krishna Kumar Shrestha and National Assembly member Bhagwati Neupane.

Sino Hydro has been digging the ground to build the power house, main entrance tunnel, tunnel to surge tank and tunnel to the dam site.

On the occasion, Managing Director of Tanahun Hydropower Company Pradip Kumar Thike and Project Chief Achyut Ghimire briefed Minister Rayamajhi about the activities of the project so far.

According to project chief Ghimire, under package two, Sino Hydro has completed the tasks of setting up camps, batching and crossing plants, labs, clinics, stores, equipment rooms, infrastructure, cable tunnel, power house pilot tunnel, and access road excavation. The 140 MW Tanahun Hydropower Project has been constructed under three packages.

The first package includes construction of 140-metre high dam, second construction of tunnel and powerhouse and third package construction of transmission line.
The project has recently called a tender for the third time for the work under the first package.

For the project, 140-metre high dam, 1,162-metre long and 74-metre high tunnel, 89-metre long, 22-metre wide and 44-metre high underground powerhouse will be constructed.

The total cost of the project is USD 505 million.


Source: The Rising Nepal