Pharping Hydro-Electric Station

A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Anniversary of Pharping Hydropower Station, 1st hydro-power project of Nepal and 2nd of Asia :

1st hydel-power project of Nepal : 2nd hydro-power project of AsiaIssued by Nepal

Issued on Oct 9, 1986

Issued for : The present stamp is issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this historic Power station.

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau

Designer : M. N. Rana

Type : Stamp, Mint condition

Denomination : 15 Paisa

Colour : Colours

Size : 42.5 mm x 26.5 mm.

Format : Horizontal

Paper : Unwatermarked special Stamp paper

Quantity : 3,000,000 (Three millions)

Sheet : 50

Process : Offset litho

Printer : Carl Ueberreuter, Vienna, Austria

About : 

  • The Pharping Hydro-electric Power Station, situated in the south of the Kathmandu valley was inaugurated on May 22, 1911. With the installation of this Power Plant for the first time in the history of Nepal, generation and distribution of Hydro-electric Power came into practice. The cost of this station was Rs. 7,13,273.00.

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