Local panel for Kulekhani

Hetauda, October 25:

A local mechanism was formed yesterday to manage the local disputes related to Kulekhani III Hydro Electricity Project, the construction of which began last year.

The mechanism was formed by the DDC after dispute cropped up over the appointment of technicians and staffers for the project. The DDC meeting decided to give priority to local people while appointing the staffers.

The construction of the 14 MW project is expected to complete by 2012. Experts have said that the construction costs might go up if the current hindrances to the project continue.

The project is being constructed at Sanutar of Bhainse VDC in Makwanpur district.