Three substations under the Modi-Lekhnath Transmission Line and Substations Project were inaugurated in Laha Chowk, Kaski district, Nepal.
The inauguration was done by Pampha Bhusal, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, in presence of senior officials of government of Nepal and local representatives. From the Indian side, a delegation led by Sridharan Madhusudhanan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and including senior officials from Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, EXIM Bank of India and the Embassy of India attended the ceremony.
The project is being financed under government of India’s Line of Credit of $250 million (LOC II). This is one of 75 projects being inaugurated this year in Nepal as part of “India@75 Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” which celebrates 75 years of India’s independence.
The Modi-Lekhnath project involves construction of a 42 km long power transmission line and its associated substations at New Modi, Laha Chowk and Lekhnath in the central part of Nepal. The $20 million project is being executed by India’s KPTL Ltd and ABB India under funding by the EXIM Bank of India. The substations package is completed while the transmission line package is likely to be completed soon.