PM inaugurates Kholongchu project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the 600MW Kholongchu hydro-electric project, a joint venture between India and Bhutan. The project's foundation stone was laid by Modi electronically from the courtyard of Bhutan's Parliament building after addressing a joint session. Three hydro-electric projects totalling 1416 MW (Chukha, Tala and Kurichu) are already operational. Three more HEPs [Punatsangchu I (1200 MW), Punatsangchu II (1020 MW) and Mangdechu (720 MW)] are under construction.