Five hydropower projects are under construction in the district at the total cost of Rs 23 billion. These hydel projects are based in Dordikhola and Dordi corridor.
The under-construction hydro projects include 54 megawatts Super Dordi 'B' by People's Hydropower Company, 27 megawatts Dordikhola by Himalayan Power Partner, 25 megawatts Dordi 'A' by Liberty Energy Limited, 12.1 megawatts Dordi 1 by Dordikhola Hydropower Company and four megawatts Dordi corridor by Chhangdi Khola Hydropower Company.
Most of them have seen 55 to 90 percent construction completion. All the projects have been funded jointly by private sector and local people.
Of them, Dordi Khola and Dordi 'A' are scheduled to complete in one year.
Likewise, 55 percent of the construction of Super Dordi 'B' has been completed, and 70 percent of the construction of Dordi 1. The construction cost of Super Dordi 'B' is estimated to be Rs 8.8 billion. Likewise, Dordi Khola is estimated to cost Rs 3.8 billion funded jointly by Non-Resident Nepali Association (36 percent), local people (30 percent) and IME group (34 percent).
Dordi 'A' is estimated to cost Rs 4.6 billion, Dordi 1 Rs 2.3 billion and Dordi corridor Rs 800 million.
Source: National News Agency Nepal