Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
26-April-2012 18:46 IST
Thamanti Dam
Government of India and Government of Myanmar signed an Agreement in 2008 for development of Chindwin River Valley. Based on this Agreement, NHPC was asked to undertake additional investigations and prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the Thamanti Hydro-Electric Power Project (HEP). NHPC has completed the DPR on Thamanti in October, 2011.

Thamanti HEP is estimated to generate a total of 1200 Megawatts (MW) of electricity. As per DPR, approximately 41092 persons of 7411 households would be affected due to the construction of proposed Thamanti Project. Total area under submergence is estimated to be about 1374 Reservoir area would cover from Tazon village to Hkanti. Most of the areas under submergence is forest land. The Social and Environmental Impact Assessment studies are included in the DPR of Thamanti Hydro-Electric Power Project.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Water Resources & Minority Affairs Shri Vincent H. Pala in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.