HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Embassy of India, the Khumbu Bijuli Company and Nepal Electricity Authority today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the upgradation of the Thame Khola Small Hydropower Plant (TKSHP) in Solukhumbu district.
This is the second development project in Solukhumbu with Indian assistance under Small Development Projects, said Indian Embassy in a statement today.
The TKSHP, supplying power to the upper Khumbu Valley in Solukhumbu, is based within the Sagarmatha National Park in the Mt. Everest Region.
The plant supplies electricity to 18 villages of Khumjung and Namche VDC of Khumbu Valley in the district and is operated by the Khumbu Bijuli Company.
The upgradation of the plant from 630KW to 930KW capacity with Indian assistance of Rs 4.41 crore will provide continuous supply of electricity to over 5,000 people of Khumbu Valley. It will improve the economic and financial aspects of the local community of the district.
The project is being administered by the Khumbu Bijuli Company under the overall technical and financial supervision of the Nepal Electricity Authority, said a statement of the embassy.