Nepal hydropower project completes headrace tunnel

Updated: April 02,2024


Employees celebrate the completion of the Tanahu Hydropower Project's headrace tunnel.

The Tanahu Hydropower Project, undertaken by POWERCHINA in Nepal, achieved a significant milestone on March 31, as its headrace tunnel was successfully completed.

Kul Man Ghising, managing director of the Nepal Electricity Authority, attended the celebratory ceremony, while Chen Song, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, congratulated the achievement on social media.

During the ceremony, Kul Man praised POWERCHINA for its outstanding performance and recognized POWERCHINA as one of Chinese enterprises who played the positive role in supporting Nepal's infrastructure development. He expressed hope for continued contributions from these enterprises in regards to Nepal's power sector.

Ambassador Chen Song tweeted, "Congratulations on the breakthrough of the Tanahu Hydropower Project ahead of schedule, which will greatly enhance and balance Nepal's electricity supply during the dry season."

The Tanahu Hydropower Project is a water-storage hydropower plant expected to generate 50.25 billion kilowatt-hours annually upon completion, ensuring uninterrupted power supply throughout the year, especially during the dry season.