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India-Assisted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan Won the 2020 Brunel Medal for Excellence in Civil Engineering at Annual ICE Awards 2020

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assisted-Mangdechhu-hydroelectric-project-in-Bhutan-wins-prestigious-Brunel-MedalIndia-Assisted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project, a Bhutan-India Friendship project in Bhutan won the 2020 Brunel Medal for Excellence in Civil Engineering at the Annual Institution of Civil Engineers(ICE) Awards 2020 organised by the United Kingdom (UK) based ICE.

India funded the Mangdechhu power plant of cost Rs.4500 crore through a 70% loan and 30% grant.

About Annual ICE Awards:

The annual ICE awards recognises the achievements of civil engineering and the contribution to the profession of engineering and the ICE.

Brunel Medal:

The brunel medal is awarded to recognise the excellence in civil engineering and all teams, persons or organisations that are operating within the build environment.

Click here to know about all the winners of ICE Annual Awards 2020.

About Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project:

i.720 MegaWatt(MW) Mangdechhu power plant across the Mangdechhu River at Trongsa Dzongkhag district, Central Bhutan was developed by the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project

ii.Authority, which was constituted by the Government of Both India and Bhutan.

iii.The construction of the project began in 2012 and completed in 2019. The run-of-river power plant was inaugurated by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India on 17th August 2019.

iv.The electricity generated at the Mangdechhu plant is used to meet the energy requirements of Bhutan and the excess is exported to India.

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About Bhutan:
Prime Minister– Lotay Tshering
Capital– Thimphu
Currency– Bhutanese Ngultrum