A Hydropower Plant in Nepal may Destroy Potential for Adventure Tourism
A new hydropower plant in Nepal has been approved and is set to begin construction in 2013.
The area? Bhote Kosi.
Bhote Kosi which cuts through the Himalayas and is known as one of the top ten rivers for white water rafting. Megh Ale of the Nepal River Conservation Trust is quoted in the article as saying, "Bhote Kosi is a world-class river, important for the local people here and for tourism. If the power house is built at Jambu, it will significantly decrease water volume along the rafting route, and tourism will lose its most important attraction."
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