Japan pledges crores for power-station

Kathmandu, June 9:

The government of Japan has decided to extend a grant assistance of Rs 452 million for the construction of a power sub-station in Kawasoti.

Japanese ambassador to Nepal Tsutomu Hiraoka and Finance Secretary Vidhyadhar Mallik signed and exchanged notes to this effect yesterday, the Japanese Embassy said in a press release. The grant amounting to Rs 452,298,000 is intended to procure products and services necessary for the construction of the New Kawasoti Sub-station. The sub-station will help provide a reliable and quality power supply to the population of eastern parts of Nawalparasi, meet the increasing demand for electricity and reduce the system loss in the target area, the release adds.

“Under this grant, a new 132/33/11 kV Kawasoti Sub-station will be constructed to loop in with the existing Bardaghat-Bharatpur 132kV transmission grid, and isolate the existing Bharatpur-Kawasoti 33kV transmission line and connect the distribution system to the New Kawasoti Sub-station, thereby enhancing the reliability of the distribution system for the population of eastern Nawalparasi,” the embassy said.