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Nepal Inks USD 1.3 billion mega-deal with India to develop Hydropower project

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Nepal has signed a USD 1.3 billion deal with India, to develop a 679-megawatt Lower Arun Hydropower project, located between Sankhuwasabha and Bhojpur districts in eastern Nepal. As per the deal, India’s state-owned Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), will develop the 679-megawatt hydropower project in the neighbouring Himalayan nation.

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About the project:

  • This will be the second mega project undertaken by India in Nepal, after the USD 1.04 billion 900-MW Arun-3 hydroelectric projects.
  • The project will be developed under the build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) model.
  • This 679 MW Hydropower project is the single largest foreign investment project in the country, based on the 2017 cost estimates.

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