The 70-MW Middle Marsyangdi Hydropower Project located in Lamjung has been shut for 10 days in a bid to repair the project embankment, said the project authorities.
The project will remain closed from February 22 to March 4 to repair the damaged structures put up to prevent soil erosion on the both sides of the embankment, they said.
The halt in the electricity generation of the project will however not affect the regular power supply across the country, said the CEO of the Nepal Electricity Authority Kulman Ghising.
“We have alternative to ensure regular supply of electricity this winter like operating first and second power houses of Kulekhani Hydropower Project in full-fledge. A total of 380-MW electricity is being imported from India. So there will not be power cuts this year,” he said.