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Power Minister inaugurates intake construction of SJVN's 900 MW Arun-3 power project

Power Minister inaugurates intake construction of SJVNs 900 MW Arun-3 power project

SHIMLA: Power Minster R K Singhon Thursday addressed the inaugural session of third Nepal Infrastructure Summit at Kathmandu, Nepal.

During the visit, the Minister also inspected 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project being executed by SJVN through its wholly owned subsidiary SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company Pvt Ltd (SAPDC) on river Arun in Nepal.

He was accompanied by S K G Rahate, Additional Secretary Power; Prabodh Saxena, Special Secretary Power (GoHP); Dr Ajay Kumar, Deputy Chief of Mission (Indian Mission); Nand Lal Sharma, CMD SJVN.

During the visit, he also inaugurated the construction of intake works at dam site of Arun-3 HEP and executed the last blast of excavation of central gullet at Power House.

Arun-3 HEP has generation capacity of 900 MW and has the potential to generate 3,924 million unit of electricity per annum. Besides, the project also involves erection of 217 km long 400 kV double circuit associated transmission line (up to Indo- Nepal Border).

SJVN, aims to be a 5,000 MW company by 2023, 12,000 MW company by 2030 and 25,000 MW company

by 2040.

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