4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

The 4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant on the Puwa Khola River located near the towns of Shanti Danda and Barbote in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal, has begun commercial operations. The US$11 million project financed in part by Sidhhartha Bank and Citizen Bank, and licensed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), was developed by Puwa […]

China conducts studies to tap Indus hydropower resources.

China conducts studies to tap Indus hydropower resources.

China is conducting feasibility studies on Indus River cascade to explore indigenous hydropower resources in order to meet energy needs in the country, power minister said yesterday. Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif termed the feasibilities, being conducted as part of recently signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries, as a […]

AIIB assurance to Nepal of funding for projects could include hydropower developments.

AIIB assurance to Nepal of funding for projects could include hydropower developments.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), on June 20, assured Nepal it will finance two projects, each costing about Rs 10 billion (US$100 million) through soft loans, according to the government of Nepal’s Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki. Karki said Nepal expects investments from AIIB in priority sectors that include: transportation, electricity generation, transmission lines, […]

US$184 million construction contract awarded for 86-MW Solu Khola hydroelectric project in Nepal.

US$184 million construction contract awarded for 86-MW Solu Khola hydroelectric project in Nepal.

Sahas Urja Ltd. (SUL), on June 12, awarded Italian company, CMC Ravenna, a US$184 million contract to construct the 86-MW Solu Khola (Dudhkoshi) hydroelectric project on the confluence of Solu and Dudhkoshi rivers, located about 81 miles southeast of Kathmandu, in Nepal. Him Prasad Pathak, Sahas Urja executive chairman, and Salvatore Casciaro, director of CMC […]

New hydropower plant to generate 250 MW for Bukidnon.

New hydropower plant to generate 250 MW for Bukidnon.

AN electric cooperative in Bukidnon and the Pulangui Hydro Power Corporation (PHPC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 8 to kick off the construction of the 250-megawatt (MW) Pulangui 5 hydroelectric power project in the province. First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Fibeco) and PHPC signed the MOU to launch construction of the […]

West Seti Hydropower Project: China Three Gorges vows to endorse deal ‘very soon’.

West Seti Hydropower Project: China Three Gorges vows to endorse deal ‘very soon’.

China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC), the Chinese developer of the West Seti Hydropower Project, has expressed its commitment to endorse the joint venture (JV) agreement signed with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) last January. CTGC wrote to Investment Board Nepal (IBN) saying that its board was reviewing the agreement and would approve it ‘very soon’ […]

Nepal’s Midim Khola project in final leg.

Nepal’s Midim Khola project in final leg.

Construction of the Midim Khola (Karapu) Hydropower project has reached its final leg now. The 3MW power project is being developed on the border of Nalma and Karapu villages in the west of Lamjung. According to project chief residential engineer Dip Bahadur Singh, 90 per cent of the construction is over. According to sources, while […]

NEA pleased with project progress: Chameliya hydropower.

NEA pleased with project progress: Chameliya hydropower.

China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), the civil contractor for the Chameliya Hydroelectric Project, has completed treatment of around 80 percent of its squeezed tunnel section. According to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the owner of the 30 MW project located in Darchula district in the far west, 182 metres out of the 232 metres of the […]

Construction of Nepal’s Ngadi Hydro to begin.

Construction of Nepal’s Ngadi Hydro to begin.

Construction of the 30 MW Ngadi Hydro project is all set to begin from the second week of February at Bahundanda of Lamjung. A contract for infrastructure development, and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical development has been signed between promoter Ngadi Hydro Power Limited and the Chinese company Chachiyang Hydro Power Construction and Installation Company Ltd. Chairperson […]

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