The incident happened on Thursday near the power house of the hydroproject that led to the damage of a generator and a boomer, the Himalayan Times reported.
“We are searching for the group involved in carrying out the explosions. Security personnel from
Nepal Police and
Nepal Army have been mobilised at the incident site following blasts,” Rameshwor Pandit, Police Inspector, was quoted as saying in the report.
Arun-III is the largest capacity project in the country and is scheduled to be constructed within the next five years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli last year jointly laid the foundation stone of the 900-megawatt Power Plant.
PM Narendra Modi and Nepal PM KP Oli laid the foundation stone of Arun 3- hydro power project in Kathmandu #Nepal https://t.co/IgfVqY3uvJ
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India’s state-owned Satluj Jala Vodyut Nigam Power Development Company has been carrying out the construction work at the plant.
More than 2,400 workers are currently working at the construction site. Among them, 1,700 are Nepali workers and technicians.
The project is expected to bring in $1.5 billion foreign direct investment into
Nepal and create jobs for thousands of people, the report said.