EU team satisfied on Chilime-Trishuli Transmission Progress


Kathmandu, Feb 7: A high-level team under the leadership of the Director of EU Asian desk, Pitris Austus visited 200 kV Chilime-Trishuli Transmission Line. 

A high level team of European Union (EU) has visited construction site the 

The construction work of the project is estimated to around 81 per cent. 

The work-in-progress of the transmission line estimated to be 71 per cent and sub-station is around 70 per cent.

It is expected to be completed around mid-April 2023.

The project is estimated of USD 39 million which is invested jointly by government of Nepal and Nepal Electricity Authority with the grant assistant of German Development Bank (KFW). European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided concessional loan for this project. 

Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kul Man Ghising informed that Austus shown satisfaction with the progress.

MD Ghishing said that the construction work is taking pace. 

Ghising said that EU is interested in investment in hydro power projects. It is interested in co-financing 635 mw Dudhkoshi hydropower jointly with international financial institutions.  

EIB has also provided concessional loan to 140 mw Tanahu hydropower project, 220 kV Marsyangdi corridor transmission line and electrification in different districts of far-Western and Lumbini province.

KWF has provided grant to improvement in the electrification and distribution system of Nuwakot and Rasuwa and also in solar energy.

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