Khotang, June 22
Preparations to generate electricity from Mewakhola Hydropower with its one kw capacity is under way in Khotang.
Power generation from the project is estimated to begin from the second week of July this year.
Project Chief Lalit Kumar Rai said that Sanima Bikash Bank and Bank of Kathmandu had invested 70 per cent of the total cost for the hydropower project, while consumers had invested 30 per cent through shares.
“Power will be supplied from the second week of July as almost all work has been completed. We only have to install the machine now,” he informed.
The project will be connected with the national transmission line and operated under Public Private Partnership model which is promoted by Saplu Kalika Hydropower Company Limited, Kathmandu.
Managing Director of the hydropower project Arjun Rai said the power produced from the project would be connected to Buipa-based central transmission line and power would be distributed among the locals.
As many as four contractor companies have been working for the early completion of the project.
Mahashakti Hydropower has been working with mechanical support, Shah Electronic Private Limited has been working for transmission, Pacific Borders, another contractor company, for civil engineering and Chinsi has taken the responsibility for electro-mechanical works for timely completion of the project.
A version of this article appears in print on June 23, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.