Chinese company promises to complete Dhalkebar substation in four months

Energy Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi and Nepal Electricity Authority Managing Director Kulman Ghising monitor construction works at Dhalkebar substation in Dhanusha, on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Janakpur, August 6

Central China Power Grid has promised that it will complete the construction of Dhalkebar substation of Nepal Electricity Authority within next four months.

The Authority plans to import electricity from India through this substation in order to avert recurrence of power outage in upcoming winter.

While Minister for Energy Mahendra Bahadur Shahi and Authority’s Managing Director Kulman Ghising monitored the construction site on Saturday after reports of delay in construction works, the CCPG representatives assured that the works for 22-KV substation would be over in next 120 days.

Dhalkebar substation

“We need to operate this substation before the onset of upcoming dry season. Please complete the works as soon as possible. Otherwise, there will be a problem,” the Minister told the contractors.

In response, the company representatives said, “Please do not worry, dear minister. We are also equally worried about it.”

The contractors had also requested the Minister to urge the Indian consultant to complete the designing for the project at the earliest. Subsequently, the Minister urged the Indian consultant to complete the assignment in one week.

So far, 90 per cent construction works have been over at the substation.


Published on August 6th, Sunday, 2017 10:30 AM

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