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Lower Modi hydel project faces obstruction

Kathmandu, 13 June: The construction works on the Lower Modikhola Hydroelectricity Project have remained stalled for 11 days due to the strike by project workers and employees.

Workers and employees have padlocked the project office located at Kushma municipality-8 and halted works since June 3, putting forth demands including giving the employees and labourers permanent status, according to RSS. Construction of the powerhouse, head works and tunnel is also stalled since the last 10 days due to the strike.

The 20-Megawatts-capacity project is in the final stages of trial production. The project had made preparations to start the trial production in the third week of this month. Modi Energy Limited, a private sector energy developer, is constructing the project.

 People’s News Monitoring Service

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