Construction Of 9 Hydropower Projects Halted

May 23, 2020 | Investopaper

The work of nine different hydropower projects under construction in Lamjung has been completely affected after the lockdown started due to corona virus (Covid 19) infection epidemic.

The total capacity of nine hydropower projects is 202 MW. The construction work of the project has been stalled for about two months. The promoters have said that the construction work of the project has been hampered due to inability to transport construction materials and lack of sufficient workers.

After the second week of the lockdown, the government requested to move ahead with large-scale development work, but the project could not move forward due to inability to mobilize resources at the local level.

According to the promoters, the cement, sand and mortar required for the construction of the project had to be brought from outside the district and the equipment to be connected to the project had to be brought from India, China and other countries.

The work of 54 MW Super Dordi Hydropower Project ‘B’ under construction in Dordikhola, has been stopped due to lack of construction materials. Only 65 percent of the project work has been completed. The construction work of the project is likely to be postponed after one year due to the lockdown.

Similalry, the construction work of the 25 MW Upper Dordi ‘A’ project under construction in Dordikhola has been completed 97 percent. Likewise, the work of the 30 MW Nyadi Hydropower Project under construction at Ngadikhola flowing between Marsyangdi Village Municipality-6, Bahundanda and 7 Bhubhule has been affected for the past four months. The construction work of the project, which is about 90 percent completed, has been affected since the first week of January.


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