The river of Phochhu & Mochhu originate from the glaciated terrain of the great Himalayan range, rising at an altitude of ±7,000 masl in Gasa Dzongkhag (District) of Bhutan, fed by snow/glacial lakes. The rivers Phochhu and Mochhu confluences at an altitude of ±1,200 masl at Punakha to form the Punatsangchhu river which flows southerly to enter the Indian plains of West Bengal. The Punatsangchhu river eventually draws into the Brahmaputra.
The diversion Dam of run-of-the-river 1,020 MW Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project (PHEP-II) is located about 20 km downstream of Wangduephodrang Bridge. All other project components are situated on the right bank. It’s underground Power House is 15 km downstream of Dam at Kamechu, Dagar Gewog.
PHPA-II is an autonomous body set up for the implementation of the mega Project by the two Governments of Bhutan and India.
As decided by the two governments, both PHPA-I and PHPA-II have a common Management for better synergy and efficiency. A Technical Coordination Committee (TCC) comprising members from Royal Government of Bhutan and Government of India has been set up by the Authority for effective coordination between the management, consultants and concerned technical experts/agencies, to make timely recommendations/decisions on important/crucial technical matters.
News (Updates)05.04.2019: New Director (Technical) appointed in Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project Authority Click here to read More….17.05.2018: The Management and other senior officials of PHPA-I & II welcomed and offered Tashi Khadar. Click here to read more…30.04.2018: New Managing Director appointed in PHPA-I & II Hydroelectric Project Authority Click here to read more…..01-12-2017: New Director Finance appointed in PHPA-II Hydroelectric Project Authority. Click Here to Read More…..30.10.2017: In House Training on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Building leaders for organizational effectiveness successfully completed in 4 batches. Click here to read more….15.09.2017 :15-09-2017: His Excellency Lynpo Lekey Dorji (chairman), Minister MoEA & His Excellency Shri. Jaideep Sarkar, Ambassador of India to Bhutan graced the SAP (ERP) Go-Live inauguration ceremony. Click here to Read More……26.08.2017: The management and the employees of PHPA-I & II offered Kusung Thukten Mendrel to His Holiness the Jekhenpo on August 26, 2017 at the Kagyur Oral Transmission held in Juenselphodrang, Thimphu. Click Here to Read More…….