NEA MD Ghising directs to complete Kabeli Corridor in time


    PHIDIM: Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kul Man Ghising has issued a directive to concerned stakeholders to complete work on the long awaited Mechi Zone’s Kabeli Corridor, soon.

    Ghising, who arrived in Phidim on Saturday to take stock of the under-construction powerhouses in Mechi, warned the contractor companies that the deadline would not be extended for the third time.

    The 5 megawatt (MW) power generated by Shivani hydropower and 14.9 MW power by Panchthar’s Hewakhola hydropower are yet to be transmitted to the 132 KV national transmission line at Kabeli Corridor due to the delay in work.

    Further, Ghising drew the attention of the contractors to the wastage of 86 MW power generated by the hydropowers — Hewa B, Kabeli A and Kabeli B — and directed to complete the construction within Baisakh (mid-May).

    Of the total 259 towers required for the extension of the 90-km transmission line, 12 towers are yet to be constructed due to disruption following the protest by locals of Siddhithumka.

    The 132 KV national transmission line Kabeli corridor Chief Dipendra Raj Dwibedi, however, has claimed that 75 percent work has been completed. He had accused some individuals of provoking the locals to disrupt the work of Kabeli Corridor.

    With the financial assistance of Rs 2.85 billion from the World Bank, Indian companies — Jagbar Overseas and Starjevi Pvt Ltd — are constructing the transmission line.

    Source: The Himalayan Times