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Chameliya Hydro project gains momentum following Energy Minister’s instruction

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BAITADI — The tunnel construction of the 30 – megawatt Chameliya Hydro Power Project at Balanch village of Shikhar VDC in Darchula has been completed.

The project construction work, which had slowed down, gained momentum following an instruction from Minister of Energy, Janardan Sharma.

Minister Sharma on February 11 had made an onsite visit to the construction site of the project and issued the directive for its completion at the earliest.

Of the total of 4.6 km tunnel, the construction of 843 meters had been too narrow. This prompted the project management to expand the narrow stretch of the tunnel and the work was done along 611 meters.

The work to expand the remaining 232 meters of the narrow stretch started on September 28, 2016 and completed only just yesterday, according to Project Chief, Ajay Dahal.

The Project aims to complete the test production by September this year and start generating power by December.

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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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