The 9.9 megawatt Iwakhola hydro power project is to be integrated with the national transmission line next week. According to Kubermani Nepal, director of Rairang Hydro Power Company Limited, the project has undergone the test of power generation in an internal manner.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the Accelerator Lab to help Nepal identify, test and scale innovative solutions to emerging development challenges facing the country and the world today. The Nepal lab will be part of a network of 60 Accelerator Labs across the world, making it world’s largest and fastest learning network around development challenges.
An Israeli technology has been introduced in Nepal, which turns domestic garbage into gas and organic manure. The Israeli home biogas technique is considered environment-friendly, and has been introduced in Nepal for the first time.
Four different companies have come up with formal intent for the construction of structures, including dam in Tanahun hydropower project.
The prevailing legal confusions between the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) have caused a delay in the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). As a result of the disagreement between the authorities regarding the PPA process, the PPA’s of around 40 hydropower projects generating 3,000 megawatts have come to a halt. The confusions surfacing the implementation of the legal system, which requires the Electricity Authority to seek approval from the Regulatory Commission prior to conducting a PPA with Hydropower promoters, have hence affected the private sector as well.
Rahughat Hydropower Project in Rahughat, Myagdi district, stalled for the past five years has resumed construction. Developed by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in 2066 BS, the project halted in 2066 BS after the contracting company went bankrupt. Although, the contractor was agreed upon to complete the project in 2070 BS, only approximately 10 percent of construction work has completed in five years.
Construction of a road stretching from Thini of Gharpajhong rural municipality in Mustang to the Tilicho Lake has begun here. The lake is located at the highest altitude- 4,919 meter.
The second phase works under Melamchi Drinking Water Project have begun. As part of this, the government has started pooling land that falls within the project coverage area. The government is effortful to supply water from Yangri and Larke rivulet to Kathmandu denizens through Melamchi drinking water project in this phase.
A shorter trekking route leading to the touristic site Khaptad has been constructed here. The visitors using this route can reach Khaptad in three hours. It starts from Unisaina of Sanfebagar municipality-12 in the district. The trail has been constructed with the financial assistance of one million rupees provided by the Sanfebagar municipality.
Workers and staffs working at under construction 20-MW Lower Modi hydropower project have padlocked its office. The under construction project is in final preparation of test production from third week of June.
Construction of the 14 megawatts Madyamodi Hydropower Project at Modi rural municipality in the district that halted for past one week due to a protest by the affected local people has resumed following an agreement with the protestors. The project management has agreed to address the demands of the affected locals following a joint consultation in this regard among the project side, the affected locals, the District Coordination Committee and Chief District Officer Gurudatta Dhakal.
State 3 chief minister Dormani Poudel has said real development would be possible only through social and economic transformation and not only through the development of physical infrastructure. Chief Minister Poudel said this while inaugurating the building of the Gajuri rural municipality here today.