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Chairman & Managing Director, Sh. Nand Lal Sharma met Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal Sh. K.P. Sharma Oli

March 29, 2019

Shri Nand Lal Sharma Chairman & Managing Director SJVN Limited along with Sh. Satish Sharma CEO, SJVN Arun 3 Power Development Company (SAPDC) met Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal Sh. K.P. Sharma Oli and Hon’ble Finance Minister of Nepal Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada today in Kathmandu.

Sh. Nand Lal Sharma CMD, SJVN apprised Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Minister with the progress of 900 MW Arun3 Hydro Electric Project. Sh. Sharma also requested the Hon’ble Prime Minister for considering SJVN for development of more Hydro Projects in Arun River Basin and elsewhere in Nepal. Hon’ble Prime Minister was very satisfied with the pace of ongoing activities at the Project sites and exhibited keen interest to visit Project sites of Arun 3 Hydro Electric Project.

Sh. Sharma, CMD, SJVN extended warm hearted invitation to Hon’ble Prime Minister for visiting the Project sites of Arun 3 Hydro Electric Project. He also requested Hon’ble Prime Minister to visit both of the operational Hydro Power Stations of SJVN, i.e.1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station as well as areas around these projects to have firsthand experience of the development, which has resulted due to construction of these Projects. These Hydro Projects has contributed immensely in the improvement of infrastructural & socio-economic development of areas around project.

Sh. Nand Lal Sharma told that, SJVN Arun 3 Power Development Company (SAPDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN limited is executing 900 MW Arun3 Hydro electric Project in Nepal. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India & Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal jointly laid the Foundation of SJVN’s 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project on 11th May last year. The total project cost is estimated to be INR 7000 crores (NPR 11,200 crores), which includes both generation and transmission part. He further shared that around 3500 persons would get direct employment during construction of project which also include transmission component of the project.

The Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project (900 MW) is located on Arun River in Sankhuwasabha District of Eastern Nepal. The Run-of-River scheme envisages 70 meters high concrete gravity dam and Head Race Tunnel (HRT) of 11.74 Kilo Meters with underground Power House containing four generating units of 225 MW each.
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