Construction has begun on four hydropower projects in Myagdi district.
The projects are being constructed through the National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme with the objective of expanding power supply to remote areas.
The four projects have a total generation capacity of 84.5 kW and will be completed within the next seven months, according Ganga Prasad Acharya, a senior sub-engineer at the Dhaulagiri Community Resource Development Centre.
The projects include 42 kW in Malkwang, 20 kW in Kuinemangale, 11.5 kW in Kuinekhani and 11 kW in Mudi-9 of the district.
The total estimated cost of the four micro-hydropower projects is Rs 31.39 million, with 10 percent of the investment coming from the concerned Village Development Committees (VDCs) and 5 percent from the District Development Committee (DDC). Likewise, local consumers will also be contributing in cash and voluntary labour, Acharya says.
Around 500 households are expected benefit from the projects. BABIYACHAUR, Myagdi, August 28 (RSS)