WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

A concession agreement for the first India-Bhutan joint venture hydroelectric project was signed recently
India is Bhutan’s largest trading partner. In 2017, total bilateral trade between the two countries stood at Rs. 8,560 crore
India is providing X5,000 crore for Bhutan’s 12th five-year plan that began in 2018

JOINT VENTURE

The Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited is a joint venture between Bhutan’s Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) and India’s Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL)

India Bhutan sign Hydro Power Project

DETAILS

The 600 MW run-of-the-river project is located on the lower course of the Kholongchhu river in eastern Bhutan’s Trashiyangtse district.

Hydropower sector is the flagship area of India-Bhutan bilateral cooperation.The 720 MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric project was jointly inaugurated earlier in August 2019 by the Hon’ble Prime Ministers of India and Bhutan.
With this, four (04) hydroelectric projects of bilateral cooperation (336 MW Chukha HER 60 MW Kurichhu HER 1020 MW Tala HEP and 720 MW Mangdechhu HEP), totaling over 2100 MW, are already operational in Bhutan.