Arun Valley Hydropower Development Company Limited (AHPC) has received approval from the Electricity Regulatory Commission to issue right shares to its shareholders on a 1:1 basis. This means that each existing shareholder will have the opportunity to purchase one additional share for every share they currently hold.
The decision to issue right shares was proposed during a board of directors meeting. AHPC plans to offer a total of 18,679,626 right shares, with a par value of Rs. 100 each, amounting to a value of Rs. 1.86 Arba. Out of this, half of the funds raised, approximately Rs. 93.39 crore, will be invested in the Likhu Khola Hydropower Project (30 MW) developed by PK Hydropower Pvt. Ltd. The remaining amount will be used to repay a loan taken by AHPC for the Kabeli ‘B’-1 Cascade Hydropower Project in Panchthar.
However, it’s important to note that the issuance of the right shares is still pending final approval from the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON), in addition to the endorsement received from the Electricity Regulatory Commission.