Nepal | July 21, 2019

Cabinet gives approval to cut trees


Himalayan News Service

KATHMANDU: A Cabinet meeting on Monday has given approval to cut down 899 trees that lie along the right of way of the high-voltage 220 kVA double-circuit Hetauda-Dhalkebar-Duhabi transmission line. The decision was made public only on Thursday.

The construction of the transmission line has been halted since the last two-and-a-half years due to issues related to deforestation along the path of transmission line.

If it is not completed on time, the power generated by 456-megawatt Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project, which will start production of electricity from next fiscal, could go to waste.

A version of this article appears in print on May 10, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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