KATHMANDU, July 5: The Department of Electricity Development (DED) has scrapped the licenses of different hydropower projects for their failure to proceed with the construction works of the projects in the slated time.
According to the Department, the total capacity of such projects is 558 megawatts.
Director General of the Department Dilli Bahadur Singh said the licenses of the projects were cancelled as per the government decision. The government has made a policy to scrap the licenses of the hydel projects that fail to begin the construction works at a fixed time after bagging the licenses.
Licenses of Sani Bheri Hydropower Project (30 MW), Budhigandaki Hydropower Project (96 MW) and Lower Balephi (4.99 MW), among others, were scrapped by the Department.
Singh said the licenses of the Projects were scrapped due to various reasons including the promoters´ failure to come into contact with the officials and the delay in project´s beginning, among others.
He said licenses of the small and medium size projects were cancelled in the initial stage as part of warning them while licenses of the big projects would be scrapped soon for their failure to begin the projects on time.