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The government is yet to fix the development modality for the $2.5-billion Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project even though construction is supposed to start this fiscal year, raising concerns that the completion date will be pushed further into the future.
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The Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee (BGHPDC) has complained at the delay in getting its environmental impact assessment (EIA) okayed after the Ministry of Energy took nearly 10 months to give the go-ahead even though it’s supposed to help expedite hydropower development.
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The Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee has identified the extent of the area that will be inundated by the reservoir of the planned 1,200 MW project and the place where the people living there will be relocated. The project is expected to displace 45,000 people.
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