Khimti Neighbourhood Development Project (KIND)

kind-khimtiThe sustainability of the Khimti Rural Electric Cooperative (KREC) remains a prime concern for both contributors – NORAD and HPL. Hence, the objective for the final or third phase of the development project now named the Khimti Neighborhood Development (KiND) Project constructed a mini hydropower plant, electrified additional areas, continued community development works and strengthened the KREC institution to achieve the sustainability of KREC from all aspects: financial, technical and social. HPL signed an agreement with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the implementation of the project. The output of the KiND project are:

  • Increased generating capacity in the KREC system to decrease peak-load deficit by constructing the 400kW Haluwa Khola Mini Hydropower plant
  • Extended project area electrified and modest growth of consumption achieved through productive power use by further electrifying 3700 households
  • Basic infrastructure in health/sanitation, irrigation, education and production/market access improved and functional in both JREDP and KiND areas
  • Communities made aware of improved living practices and acquire skills to take up income earning opportunities in both JREDP and KiND areas
  • KREC a fully functional cooperative with sustainable operation