NEA operationalises the third section of Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line project

Nepal’s state-owned power company the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has operationalised the third section associated with the Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line project. The corridor involves the construction of a 91 km long, 132 kV double-circuit transmission line from Kabeli Bazaar in the north of Panchthar district to Damak in Jhapa district, divided into three sections. The first section, stretching from Damak to Godak, and the second section, stretching from Godak to Phidim, were completed earlier. The third section extends from Phidim to Amarpur (Panchthar). The project, with a total cost of $31 million, has been constructed with funds from the Nepal government, the NEA and the World Bank. The line will evacuate around 150 MW of hydro-based electricity produced in various hilly districts, to the national grid.