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India proposes to construct Lower Arun Hydro project in Nepal

Power News - Published on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

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ANI reported that Indian government has proposed the construction of Lower Arun Hydropower Project in Nepal with a capacity of 400 Megawatts (MW). State run Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported that "In a meeting with Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barshaman Pun at New Delhi on Monday, Indian Minister of State for Power Raj Kumar Singh put forth a proposal that the new project can be developed adopting the same model of 900-MW Arun III project.”

Minister Pun was quoted by the agency as saying that "A proposal has been made from Indian side to develop the Lower Arun on the same model being adopted by Indian company while constructing the Arun III. Nepal has put its stance for further discussion observing the progress on the construction of Arun III.”

Minister Pun noted that the Nepal government would make a proper decision whether or not to award the construction of Lower Arun to India after seeing the progress in Arun III hydro project.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 14 Feb 2019
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