Babiyachaur (Myagdi), Aug. 28: Construction of four hydropower projects has begun in the district with the objective of expanding power supply to the remote areas. The projects are being constructed through the National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme.
The four projects with a total capacity of 84.5 KW will be completed within the next seven months, according to senior sub-engineer at the Dhaulagiri Community Resource Development Centre Ganga Prasad Acharya.
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 four hydropower projects would cost a total of Rs. 31.39 million with 10 per cent of the investment from the concerned VDC and five per cent from the DDC. Likewise, the local consumers will also be contributing in cash and voluntary labour, said Acharya.
A total of around 500 households are expected to be benefited from the projects.