720 MW MANGDECHHU HY­DRO­ELEC­TRIC PROJECT NEAR­ING COM­PLE­TION

Bhutan Times - - Editorial - AK Mishra, MD, MHPA

All the ma­jor civil, hy­dro-me­chan­i­cal, electro­mechan­i­cal and trans­mis­sion lines & its ATS of Mangdechhu Project are near­ing com­ple­tion.

As on 31st May 2018, phys­i­cally, 96.5% works have been com­pleted. MHPA man­age­ment is plan­ning to plug the di­ver­sion tun­nel which is the last ac­tiv­ity in the project, be­tween 15th Septem­ber – 15th Oc­to­ber 2018.

3rd Re­vised Cost Esti- mate i.e. Nu.52,709.11 Mil­lion of Mangdechhu Project based at De­cem­ber 2017 price level has been sub­mit­ted by the MHPA man­age­ment in March 2018 to the Govern­ment of In­dia for ob­tain­ing ap­proval.

After com­mis­sion­ing of the Mangdechhu Project, 3 bil­lion units shall be gen­er­ated in a year. As per the data avail­able, Mangdechhu Project if com­pared with the con­tem­po­rary Hy­dro­elec­tric Projects re­cently com­mis- sioned, is the cheap­est and also ex­e­cuted in the op­ti­mum time frame in­spite dif­fi­cult ter­rain and lo­gis­tics.

Mangdechhu Project trans­mis­sion lines shall also be trans­mit­ting the power of 118 MW Tan­si­bji Hy­dro Project after its com­mis­sion­ing, to Alipur­d­uar Sub-sta­tion, West Ben­gal.

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