Eighty per cent of works of Super Dordi 'B' Hydroelectricity Project has been completed so far. The 54-megawatt-capacity project is under construction at Dhodeni of Dordi Rural Municipality, Ward Number 6, in Lamjung district. People Hydropower Company is responsible for constructing the project which is the biggest among the projects in the Dordi Corridor.
This project is set to complete in August of 2021 and it would be connected to the national transmission line, project site in-charge Ramesh Sigdel said. Earth works on the 227 metres long vertical shaft of the project have been completed. Similarly, only 72 metres of the 463 metres long the enclave shaft remains to be completed. Construction of other structures as electromechanical, tunnel and related works of the powerhouse are underway.
The project was set to start its commercial production within 2018. The power purchase agreement (PPA) of the project was signed in 2014 BS and its construction begun in October 2015. However, the project missed its construction deadline due to the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015, the border blockade imposed by India immediately after that and the massive flood in the Dordi river later that year.
The total cost of the project is Rs 8.8 billion. Nine banks have put in loan investment under the initiation of NABIL Bank Ltd. Seventy per cent of the project cost is loan investment while the remaining is the investment of the promoter company. People of the affected areas in the district have alone invested Rs 270 million.
Source: National News Agency Nepal