Rasuwagadhi hydel: tunnel in final stage

Posted 11 months ago by Sandeep Bhattarai

Rasuwagadhi hydel: tunnel in final stage

Construction of the tunnel of the Rasugadhi Hydropower Project in northern Rasuwa has reached the final stage.

Of the total length of 4,203 meters, 3,953 meters of the tunnel has been constructed, according to the project Chief Chabi Lal Gaire.

The 111 MW capacity project is slated to start power production from its first of the three units within 2019 and a year later from the two remaining units. The project under-construction since 2014 is estimated to cost Rs. 13.64 billion. Upon completion, it will produce 614 million units of power annually.

So far 62 per cent of the work has been completed of the project that is being constructed by using the water from Bhotekoshi and Lehendre rivers. A total of 760 persons including 260 Chinese nationals are working on the project for the contractor company CWE China.

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