The chairman of the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA), Economic Affairs Minister Loknath Sharma received the Brunel Medal yesterday morning. 

The Brunel Medal is an award given by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), London to recognise excellence in civil engineering, showcasing excellence in skills, research and innovation.         

India’s Ambassador to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj handed over the award to the minister in presence of heads of the project and Druk Green Power Corporation, and other guests during a ceremony. 

The project was a collaborative project between Bhutan and India to accelerate hydropower development in the region.  

With the completion of MHP, the jointly created generation capacity in Bhutan reached 2,326MW. Since the commissioning of the project in June 2021, MHP has generated 5,047 million (M) units of electricity and earned Nu 21,932.2M.