Nepal has secured $38m loan from the World Bank (WB) to aid in the construction of a 32kV transmission line and substations across the Kabeli corridor.

The transmission line will extend from Kabeli Bazaar in the north of Panchthar district to Damak in Jhapa district while substations will be built in Kabeli Bazaar and at the towns of Phidim, Ilam and Damak.

The project will facilitate in transmitting power that will be generated in the corridor.

The grid will be extended to presently unelectrified communities located in the area, if it’s technically feasible, reports

The project secured the loan through WB’s concessionary International Development Association.