Published on: July 26, 2021

ARUN HYDRO-POWER PROJECT

ARUN HYDRO-POWER PROJECT

Koynanagar Location : Nepal

Misoprostol What is in news : Nepal has inked a USD 1.3 billion deal with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) of India to develop a 679-megawatt hydropower project in eastern Nepal.

Facts :

  • Second mega venture in Nepal, undertaken by India.
  • Single largest foreign investment project.
  • Will be developed under build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) model.
  • Capacity – 679 MW
  • Aim – Assisting people who live closer to hydropower project by uplifting their socio-economic levels by generating employment for locals and boosting local trade & industries

MAHITI FOR PRELIMS

Arun River

  • Largest trans-Himalayan River that passes through Nepal.
  • Drains into Sapta Kosi river system.
  • In Tibet, it is known as Men Qu in upper reaches and as Peng Qu for most of its course towards north of Himalayan crests.

BOOT MODEL

  • Form of project delivery method
  • Usually used for large-scale infrastructure projects
  • Private entity receives a concession from public sector to design, finance, construct, own, and operate a facility