Trongsa Dzongkhag (Bhutan):
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant, one of the major projects under Bhutan’s initiative to generate 10,000 MW hydro power by 2020 with the Indian government’s support.
The 4,500-crore hydroelectric plant,considered as the Bhutan-India friendship project,power plant built on the Mangdechhu River in Trongsa Dzongkhag district of central Bhutan. It was developed by the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA), which was jointly constituted by the Indian and the Bhutanese governments.
“Hydropower is an important area of cooperation between our two countries. Together, the two countries have transformed the power of the rivers of Bhutan into not only electricity but also mutual prosperity. Today we have achieved another historic milestone of this journey with the inauguration of the Mangdechhu project,” Mr. Modi told a joint media briefing in Thimpu.
“A crucial milestone celebrating India-Bhutan ties… This project shows how the two nations working together can bring immense positivity in the lives of people,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.
“50 of harnessing water resources for progress and growth. Stamps celebrating five decades of India-Bhutan hydropower cooperation were released by both Prime Ministers earlier this evening. Extensive cooperation in this sector has augured well for India as well as Bhutan,” the PMO tweeted.