Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli launched the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project at a virtual ceremony from Baluwatar, eleven years after work began.
According to project officials, the first unit of the project generated 76 megawatts out of a total of 456 megawatts.
The project today supplied electricity to Khimti’s 220 KV transmission line, which was used to charge the electrical grid.
The project’s power was delivered to Dhalkebar via the New Khimti Substation and subsequently connected to the national grid.
Similarly, the project’s second unit is planned to generate electricity by mid-July. The project consists of six units in total. The whole cost of the project was initially expected to be Rs 35 billion, but due to fluctuations in the US Dollar exchange rate, interest rates, natural calamities, and other factors, the total cost has now risen to nearly Rs 80 billion.