Web Exclusive | April 2018
SBI to invest Rs 8o bn in 900-MW in hydro power in Nepal
State Bank of India (SBI) will be investing a total of Rs 80 billion in the Arun III hydropower project of Nepal, which has 900 MW electricity production capacities. The SJVN, which has been awarded with the construction of the mega power project of Nepal, has made an informal agreement with the SBI to acquire the investment as a loan and soon will make the formal agreement, sources said. With the completion of the project, Nepal will get 21.9 percent of the total electricity produced in a year i.e., 197 MW electricity with 86 crore unit for free in a year. Along with this, the Punjab National Bank will lend the loan for the construction of the 268-km long 400-KV transmission line via the Everest Bank which is the joint venture bank of the PNB.