Cabinet Sanctions Investment Worth Rs 1,236 Crores for Arun-3 Hydro Project

The government has announced that it has sanctioned Rs. 1,236.13 crore investment proposal for transmission component in Nepal portion of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project by Sutlej Jal Vikas Nigam (SJVN).

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by PM Modi, has permitted investment for Transmission Component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project (Nepal portion) for an assessed cost of Rs 1,236.13 crore at June 2017 Price level, an official announcement said.

The present consent is for investment approval of 400 kV D/C Diding (In Nepal) - Bathnaha (International Border) via Dhalkebar (In Nepal) Transmission Line of around 217 KM falling within the territory of Nepal to relinquish power from Arun-3 HEP (hydroelectric project) in Nepal, according to the declaration.

Employment generation of about 400 persons is foreseen in construction of transmission component of the project.

The project will deliver surplus power to India's strengthening economic associations with Nepal. The power from the project will be distributed from Dhalkebar in Nepal to Muzaffarpur in India.

The Arun-3 Hydro Electric project (900 MW) is positioned on Arun River in Sankhuwasabha District of Eastern Nepal. The Run-of-River scheme envisages about 70-meter-high concrete gravity dam and Head Race Tunnel (HRT) of 11.74 km with underground Power House, containing four generating units of 225 MW each on Left Bank.

Hydropower | News published on 01/03/2019 by Moulin

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