Final Stage Reached for Seti Hydropower Project
The ambitious Seti River Hydropower Project, with a capacity of 25 MW, is entering its final stage of development. Situated in Sardikhola, within Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality-2, this project has witnessed substantial progress, with approximately 90 percent of the construction work completed since its commencement in Bhadra, 2077 BS.
Jagat Bahadur Pokharel, the Executive Chair of Vision Lumbini Energy Company Limited, shared that all aspects of the project, including civil, hydro-mechanical, electro-mechanical, and transmission line construction, have reached the final stages. The projected timeline for the project’s completion is December of this year.
However, the construction work faced a one-year delay due to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as acknowledged by Pokharel. Despite this setback, he expressed confidence that the remaining tasks could be accomplished within the next five months, paving the way for electricity production.
The Seti hydropower project has attracted a total investment of Rs 5 billion, with various banks and financial institutions contributing Rs 3.5 billion to its realization. Once operational, the electricity generated by the project will be channeled to the Nepal Electricity Authority’s substation in Lahachowk, situated just four kilometers away. The ongoing construction of the transmission line aims to connect the powerhouse to the designated substation efficiently.