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Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam Trongsa

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12 Nov 2019 | Tue

Day 06 of 13

Today’s Events:

– Morning Walkabout | Wangchuk Dem Village Gangtey

– Drive | Gangtey to Trongsa to Jakar

– Passed by Chendebji Chorten

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– Riding on the Edge of Bhutan’s Lateral Road

– Trongsa Dzong

– Lunch in Trongsa

– Hotel Ugyen Ling Jakar

– Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam Trongsa –

While traveling to Trongsa on Bhutan’s Lateral Road, we passed by the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam.

Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project

The Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project (720MW hydro power project) was conceived and designed by NHPC Ltd. (A Govt. of India Enterprise) and the major works were executed by Indian contractors. The project was commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in early August 2019, and was formally inaugurated by the Indian and Bhutanese Prime Ministers on 17 August 2019 from the capital city Thimpu, under the aegis of Bhutan-India Friendship Project. Like other recent projects, it is funded wholly by India, 40 percent by grants and 60 percent by loans. The power equipments and electro-mechanical machineries were supplied by BHEL from their various locations in India.

– Wikipedia Energy in Bhutan – Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project

View of Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam from Bhutan’s Lateral Road

Looking at South Side of Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam Trongsa (Trongsa Dzong Upper Left)

View of Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam from Trongsa Dzong

Later in the day while visiting Trongsa Dzong we also could see Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam (from reservoir side).

View of Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam from Trongsa Dzong

Map – Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Dam Trongsa

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