Kathmandu: The Indian government has proposed the construction of Lower Arun Hydropower Project in Nepal with a capacity of 400 megawatts (MW).

“In a meeting with Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barshaman Pun at New Delhi on Monday, Indian Minister of State for Power Raj Kumar Singh put forth a proposal that the new project can be developed adopting the same model of 900-MW Arun III project,” state-run Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) reported.

“A proposal has been made from Indian side to develop the Lower Arun on the same model being adopted by Indian company while constructing the Arun III. Nepal has put its stance for further discussion observing the progress on the construction of Arun III,” Minister Pun was quoted by the agency as saying. Read More