FIKKAL— The Super Mai Hydro Pvt. Ltd. operated in Ilam has started test power generation.
The hydroelectricity project is situated on the bank of the Mai Khola river on the foothill bordering Barbote of Ilam Municipality-5 and Soyang of Maijogmai Rural Municipality-4 in Ilam district.
The project generates 7.8 megawatts power which has been fed to the national grid. There are 11 hydropower projects operating in Ilam district giving it the nickname ‘hydropower district’.
Managing director of the project Madhav Prasad Mainali maintained that the project has been completed 22 months ahead of the scheduled completion date. The construction of the project had started in April 2015. He added that the project would start regular production after 15 days.
The project is constructed with joint investment of Rs 1.50 billion by Siddhartha Bank, Sanima Bank, Century Commercial Bank and Jyoti Bikas Bank.
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.