Questions to the World Bank regarding Indian Dam Builder

Friday, July 1, 2005

SJVN: well equipped to develop the Rampur project?
Questions to the World Bank regarding the Indian dam building company Sutley Jal Vidyut Nigam

The World Bank is considering financing the Rampur hydropower project in India’s Northern State of Himachal Pradesh. Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN, formerly the Nathpa Jhakri Power Corporation) is planning to develop this project. SJVN has in the past only executed one hydropower project in India, the Nathpa Jhakri project, also partly financed by the World Bank. The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri project suffered from severe project design and implementation failures, resulting in acute cost and time overruns.

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