Posted on Jul 26, 2012 by TravelNews under News and Events

Tags: Rafting,Sindhupalchowk ,BhoteKoshi,Hydropower

Chautara, July 26:
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The largest hydropower project in Sindhupalchowk district, Mid-Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project (102 MW), has decided to construct an international level rafting center. Speaking at an interaction with media persons here today, Kulman Ghising, Chairman of the project, said that an international level rafting center, museum, meeting hall and rafters' training center would be constructed utilizing the water released from the powerhouse at Jambu in Gati VDC.

A data collected in 2010 shows that foreign tourists' arrival in the country for rafting is 0.01 percent and they stay only for one day here, said Ghising. He claimed that their stay could be extended to three days after the construction of the project.Executive Chief of the project Prakash Awasthi said they have a plan to introduce the concept of rural tourism by improving the hotel services here.The Hydro Power Project will produce 550 million units of power and will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 13 billion by taking loans and grants and other financial support from the Employee's Provident Fund.

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