- June 30, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
India signed a concession agreement with Bhutan for the 600 MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project in the virtual presence of external affairs minister.
- The 600 MW run-of-the-river project is located on the lower course of the Kholongchhu River in Eastern Bhutan.
- It will be implemented by Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited, a Joint Venture lunched between Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) of Bhutan and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) of India.
- With this, four hydroelectric projects of bilateral cooperation (336 MW Chukha HEP, 60 MW Kurichhu HEP, 1020 MW Tala HEP and 720 MW Mangdechhu HEP), totaling over 2100 MW, are already operational in Bhutan.
- Both India and Bhutan emphasized the importance of hydro power development as an important pillar of mutually beneficial bilateral economic cooperation.
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