Stories Tagged 'Bheri babai diversion multipurpose project'

That was fast

Apr 18 2019

The tunnel builders have shown that where there’s a will, there’s a way
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The tunnel with a capacity to divert 40 cubic metres of water per second will be used to irrigate 51,000 hectares of land throughout the year in Banke and Bardia districts and generate 46 megawatt electricity.
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Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in the western Nepal, the irrigation cum hydroelectricity scheme, has completed digging the 12-km tunnel using a tunnel boring machine, one year before the originally set deadline.
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The Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has nearly finished digging a 12-km tunnel using a tunnel boring machine, a first in the country.
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The Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has finished digging more than 70 percent of the 12-km tunnel using a tunnel boring machine (TBM) in 10 months since its construction began. The irrigation cum hydropower project, which is using the TBM to dig a tunnel for the first time in the country, has dug 8.5km so far.
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The Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project is preparing to call a global tender to appoint a contractor to build the hydropower component as more than 60 percent of the construction work on the tunnel has been completed.
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