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Setikhola hydropower project begins power production

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With the completion of the project development, the Setikhola Hydropower Project at Paiyun and Bihadi rural municipalities in Parbat district has started power generation. The project with the capacity of 3.5 megawatt has also started its test transmission, completing the entire development works in five years.The canal headwork of the project is at Beulibas of Paiyun Rural Municipality-2 while the powerhouse is at Ghangre of Bihadi Rural Municipality-6. The water has been supplied to Ghangre through a 3,600 metres long pipe line from Beulibas.
China’s Asia Pacific Project carried out the electromechanical job of the project while K and K Builders from Biratnagar performed the pipeline works.Company Secretary of the project, Dr Shiva Shankar Basyal, said that The Brothers Builders Kathmandu was assigned to build the civil construction of the project. It is said that the total cost of the project has exceeded Rs 1.1 billion.Basyal shared that the power generated from the project will be supplied to the national grid of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in two weeks adding that the power purchase agreement (PPA) has already been signed with the NEA.Siddhartha Bank Limited and Garima Development Bank have invested for the project.

Source: TheHimalayanTimes


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