Phalebas (Parbat), Sept. 11: The construction of the Lower Modikhola Hydropower Project is picking pace with the completion of 40 per cent of its total works. The project of 20 megawatt is expected to complete within a year.
Likewise, more than 57 works of tunnel construction is over so far, said the Project Chief Paban Kumar Yadav.
He said the construction works was expedited after it was handed over the contractor for digging tunnel and carrying out the civil construction some seven months ago.
“Forty percent works of the project has been completed so far. The works will speed up more after the Dashain festival and it will be completed within one year,” he said.
According to the project, digging tunnel is going on dividing the works into six points. Out of a total of 4,024 meters of the tunnel, 2,310 meters have been dug so far. The construction of power house has also begun as well.
Earlier the project has extended one-year term to complete it due to various reasons including frequent strikes and agitations.
Located in Kusma Municipality in Parbat, the construction works of around Rs 3.51 billion-project is awarded to the Manang Trade Links.
Sunrise Bank, Grand Bank, Siddhartha Bank, Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank, Commerge and Trust Bank, Mega Bank and Global IME Bank, H and B Development Bank, Kailash Bank and NIDC Development Bank are among the investors.