Darchula, Feb 10 – Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the present government is completely successful in the implementation of the constitution.
Inaugurating the 30-Megawatt-capacity Chameliya Hydroelectricity Project at Balach of Shailyashikhar Municipality in Darchula today, the Prime Minister said the incumbent government has fulfilled its responsibility of implementing the constitution and that the country’s face would be changed in the days ahead.
Also the Nepali Congress president, PM Deuba thanked all who supported in the implementation of the federal republican constitution with the conclusion of the local level, the House of Representatives and Province Assembly elections.
He also underlined the need of cooperation from all sides for harnessing the immense potentials for generating hydroelectricity in the Far-west region, saying the region has the potentials of producing the highest quantity of hydropower in the entire country.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy, Kamal Thapa said the country’s development was possible only through the development of the energy sector. He also expressed the confidence that investment would grow in the Province No 7 as the Chameliya Hydroelectricity Project is the gateway to the development of the energy sector in the province.
This is the first hydroelectricity project constructed from the government level in Province-7. The cost of the project has doubled due to the delay on the part of the construction company and the government.
Chameliya project has started producing power nearly 11 years after its construction started. It took six years more to complete. The project will contribute to the local development, infrastructure as well as to promoting employment.
The project generates 30 Megawatts power from two units, each with a capacity of generating 15 Megawatts. The project has also constructed a 131 kilometres transmission line from Balach to Attariya of Kailali for transmitting the power directly to the national grid.
The estimated cost of the project was originally Rs 8.34 billion but it shot up to around Rs 16 billion by the time of its completion. The project will generate 184.2 million units power annually.