Nepal Government, EU, German Development Cooperation/KfW & EIB launch the Chilime-Trishuli Transmission Line Project.
The construction of the 220 KV Chilime-Trisuli Transmssion Line project was launched amidst a function held on 5 October in Kathmandu. This joint undertaking of the EU, German Development Cooperation/KfW, EIB and the Government of Nepal will construct the 27 km long Trishuli-Chilime transmission line at a cost of about Euro 65 million.
"Accelerated development in Nepal needs clean energy as a top priority. With a real sense of urgency collective efforts should transform enormous potential into tangible reality. In this urgency collective efforts should transform enormous potential into tangible reality. In this context the construction of the Chilime-Trisuli transmission line is an important pilot contribution to the national grid. It will bring light and energy to homes, households and school children across the country," Ambassador of European Union to Nepal Teerink said and added "the South Asian region as a whole would benefit from the supply of clean energy if regional cooperation projects could be put in place to harness this potential."
Speaking at the same function,Minister for Energy, Janardan Sharma underlined that the construction of this state of the art 220 kV double circuit line is an excellent example of a strong partnership and collective efforts of the Government of Nepal, the German Development Cooperation/KFW, the EU and the European Investment Bank. In a holistic approach the project focuses both on power generation and transmission from the Trishuli river basin. Minister Sharma, stressed the importance to expedite the project in a timely manner forthe benefit of the Nepali people.
Deputy Chief of Mission and Head of Cooperation at the German Embassy, Ms. Jacqueline Groth highlighted Germany’s continued commitment to the Nepalese Energy Sector. Apart from its contribution to the transmission line project, German Development Cooperation will also support the upgrading of the Load Dispatch Center in Kathmandu.
The upgrading will result in the increase of the supply of electricity fed into the Nepali grid. It will reduce transmission losses and increase the reliability of the grid. As a result the framework conditions for economic activities in Nepal will be improved especially for the industrial sector and SMEs,” said a press release issued by Ambar Mainali of Delegation of European Union to Nepal,
The activities of the transmission line project will include the construction of the 220/132 kV Trishuli 3 B Hub ~Substation; construction of 220/132 kV-Chilime Substation and the construction of the Chilime-Trishuli 220 kV double circuit Transmission Line (27 Km).
With an investment of EUR 65 million the 220 KV Chilime-Trisuli Transmssion Line project will include the construction of the 220/132 kV Trishuli 3 B Hub ~Substation; the construction of the 220/132 kV-Chilime Substation and the construction of the Chilime-Trishuli 220 kV double circuit Transmission Line (27 Km).
The transmission line project will be complemented by the construction of the Samundratar Trishuli 3B Hub Transmission Line and Substation, a €270 million project to which the EIB will contribute €95 million.