New Delhi: SJVN Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma on Wednesday called upon Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Kathmandu. Sharma is on an official visit to Nepal to review the execution of 900 MW Arun-3, 669 MW Lower Arun & 490 MW Arun-4 Hydro Projects and hold discussions with various authorities of Nepal.
Sharma apprised the Prime Minister about the progress of the under-construction 900 MW Arun 3 Hydro Electric Project and the 217 km long associated Transmission System. Sharma also briefed about the progress made in clearances of 669 MW Lower Arun and 490 MW Arun 4 Hydro Projects also being developed by SJVN in Arun valley. SJVN is targeting to commission Arun-3 Hydro Project ahead of schedule and also commence the construction of the Lower Arun Hydro Project as soon as requisite approvals are in place.
During the meeting, Sharma discussed the development of the vast hydro potential of Nepal. He emphasised on the benefits of the One Basin One Developer approach in the speedy and economically viable execution of the projects and in the overall socio-economic development of the region. Sharma requested the Nepalese Prime Minister to consider SJVN for the development of more hydro projects in Nepal.
Nepal PM expressed satisfaction with the progress of projects and appreciated the role of SJVN in power sector cooperation between Nepal & India. He assured his full support in the execution of all projects of SJVN and for the optimum development of the hydropower potential of Nepal.