37 hydel projects get construction license in fiscal year 2016/17

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KATHMANDU, July 25: The government has provided construction license to 37 hydro power projects so far in the fiscal year 2016/17.

The 37- hydro power projects, which got the license from the Department of Electricity Development under the Energy Ministry, have the capacity to produce 1,136-MW power.

The Department provided license to 400-MW Kaligandaki Kobang hydropower project, 14.7- MW Palakhukhola hydropower project, 6.6-MW Rudikhola B hydropower project, 36-MW Upper Balefi hydropower project and 44-MW Super Madi hydropower project, among others.

Department Director Nabinraj Singh said that out of the hydro power project that acquired license in the fiscal year 2016/17, some of the hydro power projects are on final phase of construction while others are about to start their construction works. RSS