India-backed small hydropower project inaugurated in Nepal

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Upgrades to the 930-kW Thame Khola hydropower plant are officially complete, following a ceremony that included dignitaries from Nepal and partner country India earlier this week.

The small hydroelectric project, located in Nepal's northeastern Solukhumbu district, was a 630 kW plant before India provided US$616,560 for upgrades in 2013.

The Indian Embassy -- represented at the Thame Khola inauguration ceremony by ambassador Ranjit Rae -- said the upgrades will allow the plant to supply power to 5,000 people in 18 villages.

India has become increasingly more active in Nepal over recent years, through financing and construction deals for small and large hydro projects, as well as cross-border transmission lines.

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