Kathmandu. The foundation stone of the Trishuli III Substation to contribute some 600 MW electricity to the national grid has been laid on Wednesday.

Minister for Energy, Hydropower and Irrigation Barshaman Pun laid the foundation stone to the hydropower project located between Rasuwa and Nuwakot. The foundation laying function was also attended by Vice President of European Investment Bank, Andrew Mcdowell, Ambassador of EU delegation, Veronica Cody, and German Ambassador to Nepal, Roland Schafer, among others. The cost of the substation is 65.25 million Euro.

The substation brings together the electricity generated from nearly a dozen of hydropower including Upper Trishuli III A (60 MW), Upper Trishuli III B (37 MW), Rasuwagadi (111 MW), Upper Trishuli I (216 MW), Rasuwa Bhotekoshi 120 (120 MW), Sanjen (42.5 MW), and Upper Sanjen (14.8 MW).

According to Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, Kulman Ghising, the substation is of strategic importance to the Trishuli corridor.
Similarly, Minister Pun urged the construction contractors to complete the construction on time.