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Sharif breaks ground on Pakistan's 4,320-MW Dasu hydropower plant


Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other government officials officially broke ground on the 4,320-MW Dasu hydropower plant earlier this week.

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Vietnam utilities seek bids to equip 7.5-MW Nam Nghe, 7.5-MW Dak Pring hydro projects


Two Vietnam hydropower developers seek bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for the 7.5-MW Nam Nghe and 7.5-MW Dak Pring hydroelectric projects in Vietnam.

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Report says negligence caused tragic Larji hydropower project discharge


A report submitted this week to the Himachal Pradesh High Court said that "gross negligence" by the operators of the 126-MW Larji hydropower plant was to blame for the death of 24 students and a tour guide earlier this month.

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RusHydro to construct three small hydropower plants in North Caucasus region


Russian energy giant RusHydro will develop three small hydropower plants in the North Caucasus region after the projects were selected for implementation through a recent renewable energy sources auction.

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Solomon Islands extends call for developers of 20-MW Tina River hydro project


The government of the Solomon Islands has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from firms to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

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Tajik minister provides update on 3,600-MW Rogun hydropower plant


Tajik Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources Poulod Muhiddinov affirmed the country's commitment to the 3,600-MW Rogun hydropower project during a conference this week.

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ADB provides loan, grant for Solomon Islands' 750-kW Fiu River hydropower plant


The Asian Development Bank has signed grant and loan agreements with the Solomon Islands that will help the country's government develop the 750-kW Fiu River hydropower project in Malaita province.

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India state again extends qualifying to build 300-MW Lakhwar hydro project


State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) again extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct the 300-MW Lakhwar multi-purpose hydroelectric project on the Yamuna River in India's Uttarakhand State.

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