Feasibility study of Budhigandaki hydropower project complete

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    KATHMANDU, Nov 5 : Feasibility study of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project has been completed.

    Tractebel Engineering has completed the feasibility study of the mega project and submitted the project to Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee.

    Laxmi Prasad Devkota, chairman of the committee, told Republica that the company submitted its report on Monday. “The study has suggested us to make maximum utilization of the resources and upgrade project capacity to 1200 MW,” added Devkota.

    Budhi Gandaki HEP Proposed Dam Site
    Budhi Gandaki HEP Proposed Dam Site

    Tractebel Engineering completed the feasibility study in 21 months. Now it has complete remaining tasks of Detailed Project Report (DPR) and prepare tender document for construction works within the remaining nine months.

    The committee had awarded the contract to the consultant in 2012, December.

    According to the report, the estimated cost of the 630-megawatt project is Rs 200 billion. Upon completion, it will generate 3,383 GWh of energy annually.

    Officials say the project´s reservoir, which will be about 15 times larger than the Fewa Lake, will displace around 45,000 people.

    Source : Republica