Construction of the 132 kV Arunkhola (Dumkibas) substation project has begun.
Land acquisition for the project that lies at Binayi Tribeni Rural Municipality-2 in Nawalparasi East has completed, said the project chief Ranjan Nath Gurung, adding that distributing compensation for the acquisition of four bigha of land for the project has been over.
Similarly, a contractor has been selected, and the process for a contract has begun, he said.
The project completion target is two years with an assistance of USD 7 million by the Asian Development Bank.
Following the construction of a double-circuit substation, local people of Madyabindu Municipality and the rural municipality will be relieved of low-voltage problems.
The 132kV transmission line has expanded from Bardaghat to the project site of Hongshi cement industry.
Along with low-voltage problem resolution, a conducive investment climate will be created following the construction of the substation, said the rural municipality chair Ghana Shyam Giri, adding that a significant number of businesspersons showed interest to start their business and industries.
“Along with country’s biggest Hongshi cement industry, other enterprises and industries will avail it. Conducive investment climate will be created for aspiring businesspersons as well.”