The Dudhkoshi Reservoir Hydropower Project (635 MW) has begun the land purchase process. The Khotang District Administration Office has begun land acquisition. The Rawabesi Village Municipality-3, Lamidanda of Khotang, and Chisankhugadhi Gaonpalika-6, Bhadaure of Okhaldhunga hydropower project has begun the process of acquiring property inside the Rawabensi and Aiselukharka Village Municipalities of Khotang, Okhaldhunga, and Solukhumbu.
The government has announced the acquisition of 5,304 plots of land in Rawabensi village municipality and 522 plots of land in Aiselukharka village municipality.
The project’s land acquisition work in Chisankhugadhi village municipality of Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbu will be completed in stages. The hydroelectric project encroached on 34,22,603 square meters of land in Khotang, 35,12,322 square meters of land in Okhaldhunga, and 1,71,004 square meters of land in Solukhumbu.
The project is continuing forward with the goal of generating energy by pumping water into Dhitung through a 13.30-kilometer headrace tunnel from a reservoir to be built at Rambhuwabazar, Lamidanda, by building a 200-meter-high dam.
The project is expected to cost $2.2 billion USD. According to the National Electricity Administration, the project will create 3.44 billion units of energy per year.