The Upper Tamor and Lower Manang-Marsyangdi Hydropower Projects have been approved for a Rs 97 billion investment by the Investment Board. On Tuesday, a meeting in Baluwatar chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli approved the investment in the Upper Tamor Hydropower Project (285 MW) and the Lower Manang-Marsyangdi Hydropower Project (139.2 MW).
The Upper Tamor Hydropower Project will be built by Sanima Hydro Group with Japanese foreign investment. The Department of Electricity Development has already granted approval for the project’s construction.
Similarly, the Butwal Power Company (BPC) plans to build the Lower Manang-Marsyangdi project with Chinese investment. BPC will own 20% of the project, while the Chinese company will invest the remaining 80%.
The Investment Board has also begun the process of issuing a survey permit for the Lower Arun Hydropower Project (679 MW) to be built in Sankhuwasabha district, after approving the draft MoU to study the feasibility of Lower Arun. The government has already decided to award the project to SJVN Limited India. The Tamor Reservoir Hydropower Project’s survey permission was also discussed at the meeting (756 MW).