Hewa Hydropower Project resumes work

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    PHIDIM:

    Hewa-Khola-HydelThe under construction Hewa Hydropower Project which had been halted for the past one week has been resumed from today after the Panchthar Power Company committed to address seven-point demands of the locals.

    “We have decided to resume the work after the director of the company Basanta Kumar Nembang promised to fulfill our demands during a meeting,” said one of the protesters.

    According to the agreement, the company has to provide 25 Kva transformers, 600 meter electric wire, 25 wooden electricity poles and one iron electric pole among others.

    Earlier, locals had halted the construction work after the company did not address the demands reached between the two sides.

    Managing director Pushpa Jyoti Dhungana of the company said that the agreement will be addressed at the earliest.

    The project was operated with a loan amount of Rs. 620 million provided by the Sanima Bank.

    The project will have the capacaity to generate 15.5 megawatt electricity.

    Source : The Himalayan Times