Govt to study feasibility of 6 hydro projects



    Department of Electricity Development (DOED)The government has decided to proceed with the feasibility study of six hydropower projects in its ownership.

    According to the Department of Electricity Development, the decision of initiating feasibility study of hydropower projects is meant for addressing energy crisis in the country and creating atmosphere for their construction.

    Those projects chosen for feasibility study are Dudhkoshi IV (49 Megawatt, Solukhumbu), Madi-Seti reservoir project (86 mw, Kaski), Myagdi (32 mw, Myagdi), Beni-Kali (50 mw, Myagdi), Upper Sankhuwasabha (30 mw, Sankhuwasabha) and Sankhuwasabha (25 mw).

    The feasibility study of these projects is expected to begin from the third week of December. The government has allocated a budget of Rs. 20 million for this purpose.

    Earlier, the private sector got permission for carrying out survey of these projects but later the department withdrew their licenses citing unsatisfactory progress, Department’s Communications Officer Gokarnaraj Pantha said.

    Similarly, the department has decided to expedite works of Madi Khola project (12 mw, Rolpa), Mauwa Khola (13.5 mw, Taplejung), Ikhuwa Khola (8 mw, Sankhuwasabha), Kabeli III (12 mw, Taplejung), Chepe Khola (13 mw, Lamjung) and Doti Gadh (5 mw, Dadeldhura). Feasibility study of these projects had begun last fiscal year.

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