Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the 60-megawatt Upper Trishuli 3 A hydropower project from Kathmandu on Monday, November 18, 2019.
PM KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the project in Kispang Rural Municipality -5 of Nuwakot by just pressing a switch from The Prime Minister’s office in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu.
The project almost took 9 years to complete and the project was officially started from May 28, 2010. The project was calculated to finish within 4 years but was delayed because of differences among stakeholders regarding the model of the project. The project was even further delayed by the earthquake that occurred in 2015 and also the subsequent blocked imposed by India and massive floods that went into the region.
Meanwhile, Minister for Energy Barsha Man Pun visited the Simple area of Kispang rural municipality in Nuwakot district personally during the initiation.
This Upper Trishuli 3 A hydropower project has the capacity to produce 14,40,000 units of electricity per day which can contribute about 8% of electricity that our country consumes.
The project was estimated to cost Rs. 14.43 billion but the delay in time and because of the trouble caused by natural calamities increased the estimated cost up to Rs. 17.32 billion. All the concessional loans for the project were provided by the Nepal Electricity Authority and the Chinese government.
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