40pc work completed in Upper Bhotekoshi hydel project

CHAUTARA: The Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project that suffered badly from the natural disasters and faced five years of closure is now gaining momentum in its reconstruction bids.

Authorities said that around 40 per cent of the reconstruction works of the project has been completed so far.

The 45 megawatts capacity project located at Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchok district and being developed by the private sector remained closed for almost five years following the Jure landslide of 2014. Following the landslide, the hydropower project was also affected by the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015 and heavy flood in 2016.

The reconstruction works of the project began from the last fiscal year.

According to Executive Director Bikram Sthapit, China's Sino Hydro has been carrying out the reconstruction works with the contract agreement of Rs 7 billion targeting to complete the project by 2019.