Bomb explodes at India-assisted hydroelectric project’s office in Nepal

project is said to be based in eastern Nepal

A bomb exploded at the office of a hydroelectricity project that is Indian-assisted in Nepal.

The project had to be inaugurated in a couple of weeks time by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The project is said to be based in eastern Nepal.

As per reports, the compound wall of the 900 MW Arun III Hydroelectric Power Plant’s office in Tumlingtar area sustained damages in the explosion.

The project is slated to come into operation by 2020.

The blast comes at a time when preparations are going on for laying foundation stone of the project by Modi during his official visit to Nepal on May 11.

Though none was injured in the blast, a probe has been launched.

So far there are no reports of anyone claiming the responsibility.

A Project Development Agreement (PDA) for Arun III was signed with India’s state-owned Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) on November 25, 2014 in the presence of the then Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and visiting Indian Prime Minister Modi.

Nepal is currently facing shortage of power and the production of hydropower from the project will mainly serve its domestic demands.

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