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Words from His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan
His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuk has stated that “Through out the centuries the Bhutanese have treasured their natural environment and have looked upon it as the source of all life. This traditional reverence for nature has delivered us into the twentieth century with our environment still richly intact. We wish to continue living in harmony with nature and to pass on this heritage to our future generations”.
A beginning of Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority was made for exploitation of the hydroelectric Power in Bhutan when the Agreement was signed between the Government of the Republic of India and the Royal Government of Bhutan concerning co-corporation in the field of hydroelectric power on 28th July 2006 and later a protocol to the Agreement was also signed on 16th March 2009. Authority comprises a Chairman and four Members nominated by the Royal Government of Bhutan and three Members nominated by the Government of India Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Ambassador of Bhutan to India, Member(Hydro), CEA, Member (D& R), CWC, Director General, DHPS RGoB, Director, Planning Commission, GoI are Permanent Invitees to the Authority Meetings. The Managing Director, MHPA is the Ex-Officio Secretary to the Authority. The Project Management is headed by the Managing Director, who is Supported by a Joint Managing Director, a Director (Technical) and a Director (Finance).
Status of Major Activities as of 30th November 2014
- Dam and Associated works (Package C1) by M/s Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.
- Head Race Tunnel (HRT) Works (Package C2) by M/s Gammon India Ltd.
- Underground Power House & Associated Works (Pacakage C3) by M/s JAL.
- Hydro-Mechnical Works (Package C4) by M/s PES Engineers Pvt.Ltd.
- Electro-Mechnical & Transmission Line Packages