37 hydel projects get construction license in fiscal year 2016-17


KATHMANDU — The government has provided construction license to 37 hydropower projects in the fiscal year 2016/17.

The 37- hydropower projects, acquired license in the fiscal year 2016/17, has the capacity to produce 1,136-MW power.

Department of Electricity Development under the Energy Ministry has so far provided the license to projects for 3,684-MW power production.

The Department provided the license to 400-MW Kaligandaki Kobang hydropower project, 14.7- MW Palakhukhola hydropower project, 6.6-MW Rudikhola B hydropower project, 36-MW Upper Balefi hydropower project and 44-MW Super Madi hydropower project, among others.

Department Director Nabinraj Singh said that out of the hydropower project that acquired the license in the fiscal year 2016/17, some of the hydropower projects are in the final phase of construction while others are about to start their construction works. RSS