The work of the under-construction Dordikhola Hydropower Project in Lamjung has reached its final stage with the completion of 99 per cent construction.

While all work of the Hydropower construction project including dam site, power house, tunnel laying of 32,000 metres have been completed, work of electro-mechanical is still in progress.

The project is being developed by the Himalayan Power Partner Limited (HPPL) and claims to generate electricity from second week of Ashwin, 2078 BS.

The project is expected to generate 27 MW of electricity.

Earlier, the project had planned to generate electricity from mid-Bhadra. However, circumstances including blockade, damage to machinery by flooding from Marsyangdi river in monsoon atop the COVID-19 pandemic caused the delay of electricity generation.

The project had initiated construction in Falgun 2072.

In accordance with a PPA aggrement penned between Nepal Electricity Authority on Asar 1, 2069, NEA will purchase electricity at Rs 8.40 and Rs 4.80 in dry and rainy seasons respectively.

Initially, the project was estimated to cost Rs 3.86 billion. However, following the delay, the estimation is likely to amount to Rs 4.64 billion until completion.