Center for micro hydropower development set up in Nepal

A center for development of micro hydropower has been set up in Nepal, wire services reported.

The project is the first South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation level micro hydropower center, regional media outlets reported. The center was set up with the help of the United States Agency for International Development.

According to wire services, the center will provide national and international level training on micro hydropower and exchange of ideas and experiences in the micro hydropower sector.

In other news, construction is set to begin on the Mid-Modi small hydropower project in Nepal's Parbat district.

Nepal's Himal Hydro and General Construction was awarded the contract for construction of the hydro project, which will have an installed capacity of 14.6 megawatts.

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