MCC clears EIA

The Ministry of Forestry and Environment has approved the EIA of the Electricity Transmission Project (ETP) funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

The ETP involves 314km of 400kVa transmission lines and three 400kVa sub-stations. The transmission lines will pass through 30 municipalities and rural municipalities in 10 districts. With Nepal’s energy generation set to hit 5,000 MW in three years, Nepal’s transmission lines need urgent upgrading.

“The achievement is an important milestone to help meet one condition related to site access before the MCC Compact can enter into force,” said Khadga Bahadur Bisht, Executive Director of MCA-Nepal, “The other important milestone will be ratification of the Compact.”

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