Super Dordi project to be operational in four years

Lamjung, January 9

If everything goes as planned, the under-construction 49.6 MW Super Dordi Hydropower Project in Dhodeni, Lamjung would come into operation in four years’ time.

According to director of the project Keshav Bahadur Rayamajhi, the project would be constructed with joint investment of People’s Hydro, Merchant Company and residents of the project area.

“While People’s Hydro will invest 60 per cent of the total cost, Merchant Company and the locals will invest 30 and 10 per cent, respectively,” said Rayamajhi, adding that the locals’ investment will be pooled through Super Dordi Investment Company.

“Of the total Rs 250 million worth share set aside for the local residents, so far 1,315 shareholders have invested Rs 77.16 million for the project,” Rayamajhi informed.

The total estimated cost of the project is eight billion rupees.

First, a dam will be built on the Promo River and then the accumulated water will be tunnelled to a power house to be built on the confluence of Lodho and Promo rivers.

The project is expected to complete in two years’ time. “But as we will need two more years to develop the transmission line, the distribution of power generated from the project would begin from 2019/20,” said Rayamajhi.

Power purchase agreement, detailed project report and requisition of land have been already completed, according to the project sources.