Vietnam’s power company seals contract for hydropower project in Nepal

Tuesday, 2021-09-21 11:27:41
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s Power Engineering Consulting Company 1 (PECC1) on September 20 signed a contract to provide assessment and design services to Tanahu hydropower project in Nepal.

The contract was inked with a joint venture between Vietnam’s Song Da Corporation and Nepal’s Kalika Group.

The Tanahu project aims to meet power demand particularly during dry winter months, minimise fossil fuel-based power generation, stabilise Nepal's electricity supply system, and reduce transmission losses.

Under the freshly signed deal, PECC1 will update and assess hydrometeorological conditions; and perform technical design and construction drawing for a series of items, including a 140m concrete dam, the highest of its kind in Nepal to date, and a spillway to discharge flood.

Speaking at the ceremony, PECC1 General Director Nguyen Huu Chinh said the event marks a milestone in the sides’ cooperation, pledging its best human resources serving the project.