Chukeni hydel to be constructed in Jumla


SURKHET, July 29: A one mega watt hydropower project is to be constructed at Gadigaon in ward no. 1 of Patarasi rural municipality of Jumla.

The project is being constructed at the total cost of Rs. 4.2 million, including financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank and the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, according to the project construction committee chair Gor Bahadur Budha.

The cost includes Rs. 2.6 million for the power house and Rs. One million for the transmission line.

Meanwhile, the State government is also to contribute to the project. “This project will light up entire Jumla, directly benefitting around 16,000 population,” internal affairs and law minister Naresh Bhandari said. RSS