India-assisted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project handed over to Bhutan's Druk Green Power Corp
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The 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydropower Project built with India's assistance in Bhutan was handed over to Bhutan's Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) on 27 December.
It was handed over during a program held in the capital of Bhutan which was attended by Lyonpo Loknath Sharma, Bhutanese Minister for Economic Affairs and Sudhakar Dalela, Ambassador of India to Bhutan.
With the handing over of this project, India and Bhutan have successfully completed four major hydroelectric projects.
About Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Power Project
This 720 MW Project was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering in 2019.
The Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant has been established on the Mangdechhu River in the Trongsa district of central Bhutan.
The commissioning of the project has increased Bhutan's Electrical Power Generation Capacity by 44 per cent and it is now at 2,326 Mega Watts.
It is a benchmark hydroelectric project completed in an efficient manner at optimum cost, while maintaining high quality and performance standards.
Since commissioning, the project has generated over 9000 million units of energy, reducing emissions by 2.4 million tonnes annually.
The project received the Brunel Medal 2020 from the Institute of Civil Engineers, London.
It was recognized for its excellence in civil engineering and for its social and environmental credentials.
The project increased Bhutan's hydropower revenue by 31 percent in 2020.
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