NTPC-Bhutan pact for Amochhu hydel plant

Last Updated: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 17:41

New Delhi: State-run power major NTPC on Monday said it entered into a preliminary agreement with Bhutan to set up the Amochhu Reservoir hydel project.

The agreement for preparing a detailed project report was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck last week, an NTPC statement said.
The agreement was signed by the NTPC chairman and managing director RS Sharma and Bhutanese Ambassador to India Major General Vetsop Namgyel, it added.

Earlier India gave assistance to Bhutan to build three hydel projects at Chukha, Kurichu and Tala and is helping with the construction of Punatsangchhu-1 project.
At present, NTPC has a power generation capacity of 30,644mw and plans to become 50,000mw by 2012. During the current five year plan (2007-12), the country has planned to add over 78,000mw. it added.

Earlier India gave assistance to Bhutan to build three hydel projects at Chukha, Kurichu and Tala and is helping with the construction of Punatsangchhu-1 project.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 17:41

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