PM directs contractors to complete Tamakoshi project on time

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun at the construction site of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, in Dolakha, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Kathmandu, April 11

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed officials and contractors to complete the construction of  Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project on time.

After being reported that the 456-megawatt project is likely to miss its deadline, Prime Minister Oli and Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun visited the project location in Dolakha district today.

During the visit, Oli also said, “If this project will not be complete on time, its indirect losses will be far greater than direct ones. Therefore, please don’t pass the buck on others. Complete the project on time, anyhow.”

Likewise, Minister Pun said he would like to see the project completed before other national pride projects.

Nepal Electricity Authority Managing Director Kul Man Ghising said the project would save Rs 18 billion money which is currently being spent to by power from India.

The fresh project deadline is December 2018. Though the cost was initially estimated at Rs 35.3 billion in the beginning, it now has reached Rs 49.29 billion.


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