The project lies in Ilam district of Mechi zone in Eastern Development Region of Nepal. The entire project components are located along the right bank of the Mai River within Barobte and Sumbek VDC. The project’s intake will have divergence weir to collect water from Mai khola. This weir will be located near the large stone at the border between Sumbek and Soyang VDC. The project location is shown in Figure 1&2.