Energy Minister Pun lays foundation stone for 37-MW Trishuli 3B hydroproject in Nuwakot

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RASUWA, Feb 10: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun laid foundation stone for the 37-MW Trishuli 3B hydroelectric project to be built in Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts, on Sunday.

Amid a function held at Kispang rural municipality-5 in Nuwakot, the minister directed the authorities to complete the construction of the project within the stipulated time and given budget. The project is expected to start generating power in the next two years.

The Nepal Electricity Authority and Nepal Telecom are the major investors for the project, having 50% share each. The project, to be built in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) model, is expected to be completed in next two years.

An agreement has already been signed with Sichuan NHI Hydroelectric Engineering of China to build the project in the EPC model, according to officials. The main tunnel of the project is 3800 meters long. As many as 13 hydroelectric projects are being built in Rasuwa district alone.

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