Two inter-country transmission lines inaugurated; additional 100 MW to be imported; PM Deuba invites Indian PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Arun third

ElectricityKathmandu / Aug. 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a state visit to India, and his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi has jointly inaugurated Raksaul-Parwanipur and Kusha-Kataiya inter-country transmission lines.

The two important inter-country transmission lines were inaugurated at the Haidarabad House in the Indian capital city, New Delhi, on Thursday.

With this, additional 100-MW electricity would be supplied to Nepal from coming winter season which would help address growing demand of electricity in the country.

Earlier, during the India visit of then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli the 400-KV Dhalkebar-Mujafarfur inter-country transmission line was inaugurated.

According to Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kul Man Ghising, the two transmission lines, inaugurated today, were constructed in last January.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the inter-country transmission lines have been jointly inaugurated today to address the demand of power in Nepal.

PM Deuba invites Indian PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Arun third

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has invited his counterpart Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone for the construction of Arun Third Hydro Project (900 MW), stated a joint press meet organized in the Indian capital today.

The contract for the construction of the project was awarded to Indian SJVN Construction Company, and the foundation stone laying ceremony is scheduled for September.

However, the contractor has complained that the process was delayed due to difficulty is seen in the use of forest land for the project construction. But now the government has eased the process for utilizing the forest areas for the purpose.

Pancheshwar DPR to be finalized

An understanding has been reached between the Prime Minister duo Deuba and Modi to finalize the Detail Project Report (DPR) of Pancheshwar Multi Project.

Pancheswar Project Authority Director General Mahendra Man Gurung has expressed his confidence that the process to finalize the DPR will be complete on time after the commitment of the Prime Ministers of both the countries. RSS

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