The Nepalese government has invited Chinese hydropower companies to invest in power projects worth up to $400bn.

The government recently approved China Three Gorges $1.8bn contract to build a 750MW hydropower plant on the West Seti River.

China Three Gorges built the 21gW Three Gorges Dam hydroelectric power project.

The Three Gorges Dam is second to Itaipu Dam with regard to the generation of electricity annually.