New Delhi: SJVN Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma on Monday inaugurated the river diversion arrangement of 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project (HEP) at Dovan Dam Site in Nepal. While addressing a large gathering in a function organised at the site, Sharma said that this is a historic milestone that earmarks the commencement of river diversion and construction of the main dam of the project.
Sharma extended gratitude to the government of India and the government of Nepal for extending their unstinting support amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He also thanked the local representatives, administration and people for their support and cooperation in project execution. Sharma appreciated the commendable efforts of team SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company Pvt. Ltd. (SAPDC) led by its CEO Arun Dhiman in making this milestone possible despite insurmountable challenges such as torrential rainfall in the region and extremely poor geological conditions, faced while constructing the 11m diameter 429 m long diversion tunnel. The project activities in various fronts are under advanced stages and the project is scheduled to be commissioned in the financial year 2022-23.
The event was also graced by Abhishek Upadhyay, First Secretary, Embassy of India, Nepal, Chairperson, District Coordination Committee, Mayor Khandbari Municipality, Chairperson, Makalu Gaonpalika, Chairperson, Chichila Gaonpalika, Chief District Officer, Sankhuwasabha District, Team SAPDC and local people from project vicinity.
SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company Pvt. Ltd. (SAPDC) a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJVN is executing a 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal.
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