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Foundation stone laid for hydro power project

Posted 4 weeks ago by Sandeep Bhattarai

 

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Foundation stone has been laid for the construction of a single megawatt hydropower project at Patarasi rural municipality-1, Gadigaun in Jumla.

Minister for Internal Affairs and Law of Karnali State, Naresh Bhandari laid the foundation stone for the construction of Chukeni Rivulet Small Hydropower Project on Thursday. The Minister said the power generated from the hydropower would be a boon for remote area people.

The project is being constructed by Chukeni Rivulet Power Cooperative Organization. “Electricity is the most significant foundation of infrastructure and the hydro project would bring out Jumla from the era of darkness”, Bhandari added.

The project is also expected to bring improvements to the economic status of people here, Minster said. Gor Bahaudr Budha, chairperson of the Chukeni Rivulet Electricity Cooperative Organization, said the project will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 470 million. “We are working in such a way that the project construction will be completed within one and a half years”.

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