River Diversion Arrangement of 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro project in Nepal inaugurated

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World

SHIMLA :Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN today inaugurated River Diversion Arrangement of 900 MW Arun-3 HEP at Dovan Dam Site in Nepal.

Addressing a large gathering at the site, Sharma said that this is a historic milestone which earmarks the commencement of River Diversion and construction of Main Dam of the Project.

N.L Sharma extended gratitude to Government of India & Government of Nepal for extending their unstinting support amidst COVID-19 pandemic. He also thanked the local representatives, administration and people for their support & cooperation in project execution. Sh. Sharma appreciated the commendable efforts of Team SAPDC led by CEO Sh. Arun Dhiman in making this milestone possible despite insurmountable challenges such as torrential rainfall in the region and extremely poor geological conditions, faced while constructing the 11m diameter 429m long Diversion Tunnel. The project activities in various fronts are under advance stages and the Project is scheduled to be commissioned in the Financial Year 2022-23.

The event was also graced by Sh. Abhishek Upadhyay, First Secretary, Embassy of India, Nepal, Chairperson, District Coordination Committee, Mayor Khandbari Municipality, Chairperson, Makalu Gaonpalika, Chairperson, Chichila Gaonpalika, Chief District Officer, Sankhuwasabha District, Team SAPDC and local people from project vicinity.

SAPDC, a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN is executing 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal.

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