Supporting affected communities in Nepal

May 11, 2015

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura is joining forces with its parent company, Hydro Tasmania, to support those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Prior to the devastating event on 25 April, employees from Entura’s India office had been working on the 27 MW Dordi-Khola Hydroelectric Project located in the Lamjung district in Western Nepal, 164 km from Kathmandu.

“Fortunately, our people involved in the project were away from the epicentre at the time it hit, and all of them are safe,” said Entura’s Managing Director Tammy Chu.

“Our team in the India office has donated one full day’s salary to the relief effort, which demonstrates their commitment to contributing to the relief and reconstruction efforts in the region.”

The Hydro Tasmania group will donate an initial amount of A$5000 and will also match employee donations to reputable aid agencies up to an additional A$15 000, providing a total of A$20 000.

The full donation value will be known at the end of May. It’s hoped some of the funds will be used in reconstruction efforts in the local area around the Dordi-Khola project.