Apr 172019
 

By OnlineNEF@Nepal

Apr 17, 2019

The Nepal Electricity Authority commissioned six medium and small hydropower projects and one solar plant in the first nine months of this fiscal year, adding 41 MW to the national grid. All these hydel and solar projects that came into commercial operation were developed by independent power producers, according to the records of the state-owned power utility.

The electricity authority expects to launch another nine projects this fiscal year ending mid-July and add 160 MW to the grid. This will bring the number of independent power producer-owned projects in operation to 82 from 75 last year, accounting for a combined installed capacity of 554 MW.

“The projects under construction are making substantial progress, and we believe that we will be able to meet 75 percent of our power commissioning target by the end of the fiscal year,” said Prabal Adhikari, spokesperson for the power utility. “Our projections are optimistic as we maintain a strong construction vigilance over hydel projects, and our progress review of the yet to be commissioned projects suggest that we are very likely to meet our power distribution targets.”

According to Adhikari, the projects that are nearing completion are currently working to clear minor plant equipment through customs and finish transmission lines. “We are on track to feed an additional 1,000 MW into the national grid in the next fiscal year. We have overcome major hurdles in power generation in the past five years,” he said.

The electricity authority plans to issue commercial operation dates to 43 hydropower projects including Upper Tamakoshi (456 MW), Rasuwagadhi (111 MW), Lower Solu (82 MW) and others in the next fiscal year.

The largest among the seven projects commissioned this fiscal year, Bagmati Khola-Small Hydropower Project with an installed capacity of 22 MW—began commercial operations on April 10. The project, a joint venture of Mandu Hydropower and Sichuan Hechuan, China, was built at a cost of Rs4.25 billion funded by a consortium of 11 banks led by Prime Commercial Bank.

The project began construction in 2015 and was expected to generate power from mid-November, but was delayed due to issues with the installation of the penstock pipe. As per the power purchase agreement signed between Mandu Hydropower and the authority, the project will sell electricity at Rs4.40 per unit during the rainy season and Rs8.40 per unit during the winter or the dry season.

In the fiscal year 2017-18, the state-owned power utility commissioned a total of 15 projects developed by independent producers with a combined installed capacity of 71.643 MW.

The electricity authority was able to rid the country of load-shedding for both industrial and domestic consumers last May, ending years of distress for the people. The projects that are currently in operation are not able to fully meet the country’s power requirement.

Source: The Kathmandu Post

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Source:: Nepal Energy Forum

Apr 162019
 

By OnlineNEF@Nepal

बैशाख ३, २०७६

नेपाल विद्युत् प्राधिकरणले गत मंसिरसम्ममा विद्युत् चुहावट १५.४५ प्रतिशतमा झरेको तथ्यांक सार्वजनिक ग¥यो । आर्थिक वर्ष २०७४-०७५ मा २०.४५ प्रतिशत रहेकोमा चालू वर्ष २०७५-०७६ मा १८.५ प्रतिशतमा झार्ने लक्ष्य थियो तर प्राधिकरणले पाँच महिनामै ५ प्रतिशत घटायो ।

नेपाल विद्युत् प्राधिकरणले गत मंसिर सम्ममा विद्युत् चुहावट १५.४५ प्रतिशतमा झरेको तथ्यांक सार्वजनिक ग¥यो । आर्थिक वर्ष २०७४-०७५ मा २०.४५ प्रतिशत रहेकोमा चालू वर्ष २०७५-०७६ मा १८.५ प्रतिशतमा झार्ने लक्ष्य थियो तर प्राधिकरणले पाँच महिनामै ५ प्रतिशत घटायो । तथ्यांक सही छ भने विद्युत् प्राधिकरणले ठूलो समयमा ठूलो उपलब्धि हो । तर, चैत्र पहिलो साता ऊर्जा, जलस्रोत तथा सिँचाइमन्त्री वर्षमान पुनले सार्वजनिक गरेको एक वर्षको प्रगतिमा चुहावट १९ प्रतिशत रहेको सार्वजनिक गरे । दुईथरी तथ्यांक आएकोबारे प्रश्न उठेपछि ऊर्जा मन्त्री पुनले पहिलाभन्दा घटेको जवाफ दिए तर प्राधिकरणको तथ्यांकलाई ठीक भनेनन् । फेरि राष्ट्रिय योजना आयोगले तयार पारेको १५ औ पञ्चवर्षीय योजनामा भने २० प्रतिशत चुहावट रहेको उल्लेख छ । तीन सरकारी निकायले तीनथरी तथ्यांक सार्वजनिक गरेपछि चुहावट कति हो भन्नेमा अन्योल देखिएको छ । वार्षिक रूपमा मात्र ७ अर्बभन्दा बढीको चुहावट भइरहेको बेला विद्युत् प्राधिकरणभित्र यो सबैभन्दा ठूलो समस्याको रूपमा देखिएको छ । तर, तीनथरी निकायका तीनथरी तथ्यांकले समस्या परेको छ ।

“चुहावट कति छ भनेर स्पष्टसँग भन्न सक्ने अवस्था छैन, प्राधिकरणले आफ्नो तरिकाले तथ्यांक राखेको हुन सक्छ,” ऊर्जा मन्त्रालयका एक अधिकारी भन्छन्, “विद्युत् प्राधिकरणले सार्वजनिक गरेको तथ्यांक पूर्ण रूपमा विश्वसनीय छैन, यति छोटो समयमा यति धेरै प्रतिशत घट्ने सम्भावना देखिँदैन ।”विद्युत् प्राधिकरणका अनुसार, ५.५ प्रतिशत प्रसारण चुहावट रहेको प्राधिकरणमा १ प्रतिशत उत्पादनमा चुहावट छ । यसको आधारमा वितरण चुहावट झन्डै नौ प्रतिशत छ । विगतमा विद्युत् प्राधिकरणका उच्च तहका कर्मचारीहरूले नै १५ प्रतिशत प्राविधिक र १० प्रतिशत चोरी चुहावट (नन टेक्निकल) रहेको बताउँदै आएका थिए तर अहिलेको तथ्यांकले भने धेरै घटेको देखाएको छ । विद्युत् प्राधिकरणका प्रवक्ता भने विद्युत् प्राधिकरणले प्राविधिक र गैरप्राविधिक चुहावट न्यूनीकरणमा ठूलो प्रगति मारेको बताउँछन् । “धेरै सवस्टेसन निर्माण भएर प्राविधिक चुहावट घटेको छ, गैरप्राविधिक चुहावट घटाउनका लागि पनि प्राधिकरणले अभियान चलाएर सफलता प्राप्त गरेको छ,” उनी भन्छन्, “वास्तविक तथ्यांक त विद्युत् प्राधिकरणको हो, अरुले चुहावटको तथ्यांक कसरी गणना गरे थाहा छैन ।”प्राधिकरण स्रोतले भने विद्युत् प्राधिकरणले सबै क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय र वितरण केन्द्रसँग कार्य सम्पादन सम्झौता गरेर लक्ष्य दिएको तथा लक्ष्य पूरा नगर्ने वितरण केन्द्रहरूलाई कार्बाही समेत गर्ने चेतावनी दिएकोले त्यसको असर तथ्यांकमा देखिएको बतायो । “अहिलेकै तथ्यांक मान्ने हो भने त गैरप्राविधिक चुहावट त शुन्यमा झर्न लागिसक्यो, तथ्यांकमाथि प्रश्न उठेको छ,” स्रोतले भन्यो, “कतिपय वितरण केन्द्रले चुहावटविरुद्धको अभियान चलाएका पनि छन् तर कतिपयले राम्रो प्रगति देखाउन पनि यसो गरेका हुन सक्छन्, यसका लागि स्वतन्त्र रूपमा अनुसन्धान गर्नुपर्छ ।”प्राधिकरणले चुहावट नियन्त्रणका लागि चोरी नियन्त्रण गर्ने,महशुल बक्यौता असुलीमा कडाइ गर्ने, प्राविधिक चुहावट घटाउन ट्रान्सफर्मर, बितरण लाइन तथा सबस्टेसनको सुदृढीकरण तथा थप गर्ने लगायतका काम अभियानकै रूपमा चलाइरहेकाले यसको प्रभाव देखिएको प्राधिकरणले बताउँदै आएको छ । प्राधिकरणले गैर प्राविधिक चुहावट नियन्त्रणका लागि चोरी नियन्त्रण गर्ने,महशुल बक्यौता असुलीमा कडाइ गर्ने, मिटर वाईपास तथा हुकिङ गरी चोरी गर्नेलाई कडा कारवाही गर्ने, बन्द मिटर फेर्ने, मिटर लिन प्रोत्साहित गर्ने मिटर रिडिङ नभएको (स्टक युनिट) ग्राहकको पहिचान गर्ने लागयतका काम अभियानकै रूपमा चलाइ रहेको भने छ ।

भीम गौतम

स्रोत:कारोबार

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Source:: Nepal Energy Forum

Apr 162019
 

By OnlineNEF@Nepal

Apr 15, 2019

The Upper Trishuli 3A Hydropower Project is on track to come online in a few weeks with workers putting the final touches to the power plant and the Matatirtha substation in Kathmandu. The 60 MW scheme located 95 km north of Kathmandu is expected to produce 30 MW in the initial phase.

“The project is on schedule with work on the power generation facility and transmission lines nearing completion,” said Kulman Ghising, managing director of the Nepal Electricity Authority. “If the transmission lines in the Matatirtha area is completed on time, we will be able to feed additional power to the grid by April 30.”

According to Ghising, more than 95 percent of the work related to transmission lines and equipment has been completed while construction crews are working to finish the remaining two pylons out of the total 140 transmission towers.

The state-owned power utility is building the hydropower project with a concessional loan of $114.7 million from the Export-Import Bank of China.

The foundation stone of the project was laid in November 2011 with the completion deadline set for May 2014. The project sank into uncertainty after the contractor, China Gezhouba Group Company, halted work citing heavy damage to the access road and dam during the 2015 earthquake. Work resumed after a two-year hiatus and the project was expected to come into operation by mid-January.

Apart from evacuating the power produced by the Upper Trishuli-A project, the Nepal Electricity Authority plans to use the facility at Matatirtha to transmit electricity produced by other hydropower schemes in the Trishuli corridor. The Trishuli-Kathmandu 220 kV double-circuit line will evacuate 30 MW from the Upper Trishuli-3A plant by April and another 30 MW starting in June.

Tunnel test of Kulekhani-3 begins The Kulekhani-3 hydropower project has initiated civil component tests with project officials planning to switch on the power plant by mid-July. Launched in April 2008, the scheme was originally scheduled to be finished by 2012.

According to the project, civil tests were initiated two weeks ago by channeling 115 litres of water per second into the main tunnel of the hydel plant. “We will now run electro mechanical tests next week,” project chief Subhash Kumar Mishra said. “Tests and minor construction tasks will be done simultaneously.”

According to a project official, the construction of two of the three main transmission towers has been completed. Cables will be installed as soon as they are ready.

The project’s completion deadline has been extended six times since construction began. The 14 MW power project missed the completion deadline multiple times due to the slow progress of Jheijian Jialin Company implementing the hydro and mechanical works. In May 2014, the National Planning Commission declared Kulekhani III a troubled project after the project’s cost per megawatt was projected to balloon to Rs310 million from Rs173.6 million. The project, which was estimated to cost Rs2.43 billion when it was launched 11 years ago, is now expected to cost Rs4.63 billion.

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Source:: Nepal Energy Forum

Apr 152019
 

By OnlineNEF@Nepal

RASUWA, April 14: The construction of civil infrastructure of the Upper Mailung Hydroelectricity Project is set to begin in a month.

Road construction work for the hydropower which is to be established in Uttargata Rural Municipality-1, has reached the final stage. Project engineer Kishor Gautam stated that the road work would finish by May 13 this year. Of the total seven kilometers of the road section to be constructed leading to the construction site, five kilometers have already been built.

For smooth completion of works, supplies are to be transported before the advent of monsoon. Contractors have already been selected for the construction process. A tunnel of 1,855-km length is to be constructed for the hydro-power plant. Civil infrastructure is set to be completed within the Nepali year 2077, and electricity will be generated within a year after that, according to the project plan. The project will have a capacity of 14.3 MW.

After the completion of the project, 79.67 gigawatt-hour electricity will be produced annually. An estimated budget of Rs 2.50 billion has been finalized for the project.

Monaliya Power Limited had initially taken responsibility of the construction. Now, however, Sanima Hydro Group is in-charge of the project. A power purchase agreement was made on September 8, 2010.

The construction company had begun work with a set target for completion on July 17, 2015. However, as construction work did not begin on the planned date, Sanima Hydro Group was handed over the responsibility.

Source : Republica

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Source:: Nepal Energy Forum

Apr 152019
 

By OnlineNEF@Nepal

५ सय किलोवाटको फर्पिङ जलविद्युत्बाट सुरु भएको विद्युत् उत्पादनको इतिहास १ सय ७ वर्ष लामो छ । वि.सं. १९६८ सालमा नेपालमा विद्युत् उत्पादन भएको सुरु भएको जलविद्युत् उत्पादन हालसम्म आइपुग्दा १ हजार ३० मेगावाटको हाराहारीमा पुगेको छ । ५ सय किलोवाटको फर्पिङ जलविद्युत्बाट सुरु भएको विद्युत् उत्पादनको इतिहास १ सय ७ वर्ष लामो छ । वि.सं. १९६८ सालमा नेपालमा विद्युत् उत्पादन भएको सुरु भएको जलविद्युत् उत्पादन हालसम्म आइपुग्दा १ हजार ३० मेगावाटको हाराहारीमा पुगेको छ । नेपाल विद्युत् प्राधिकरणको भने नयाँ वर्ष २०७६ मानै १ सय ७ वर्षका उत्पादन भएको भन्दा बढी उत्पादन गर्ने लक्ष्य छ । विद्युत् प्राधिकरणको लक्ष्यअनुसार वर्ष २०७६ भित्र ११ सय ५० मेगावाट बराबरका ४० जलविद्युत् आयोजना निर्माण हुँदैछन् । प्राधिकरणका प्रवक्ता प्रवल अधिकारी नयाँ वर्ष २०७६ साल जलविद्युत् इतिहासकै सबैभन्दा बढी विद्युत् उत्पादन हुने वर्ष बन्ने बताउँछन् । “लक्ष्यअनुसार उत्पादन भयो भने १ हजार मेगावाटभन्दा बढी विद्युत् उत्पादन नयाँ वर्ष २०७६ मा हुने देखिन्छ,” उनी भन्छन्, “सबै उत्पादन हुन सकेनन भनेपनि नयाँ वर्ष हालसम्मकै सबैभन्दा बढी विद्युत् उत्पादन हुने वर्ष बन्छ ।”विद्युत् प्राधिकरणका अनुसार ४५६ मेगावाटको माथिल्लो तामाकोसी, ६० मेगावाटको त्रिशुली ३ ए, १४ मेगावाटको कुलेखानी तेस्रो लगायतका आयोजना नयाँ वर्षभित्र सम्पन्न हुँदैछन् । यीबाहेक ४२ मेगावाटको मिस्त्रीखोला, २७ मेगावाटको दोर्दीखोला, २५ मेगावाटको अपर दोर्दी ए, ८२ मेगावाटको लोआर सोलुखोला, ८६ मेगावाटको सोलुखोला दूधकोसी, ३७.६ मेगावाटको काबेली–ए, ३४ मेगावाटको आँखुखोला लगायतका आयोजना पनि नयाँ वर्षभित्र सम्पन्न हुने सुचीमा प्राधिकरणले राखेको छ । २०७५ सालमै निर्माण सम्पन्न हुनुपर्ने २५ मेगावाटको काबेली बी ए, ३६ मेगावाट माथिल्लो बलेफी ए, २५ मेगावाटको दरवाङ म्याग्दी, १०२ मेगावाटको मध्यभोटेकोसी तथा ५७.३ मेगावाटको अपर र अपर साञ्जेन जलविद्युत् आयोजना पनि २०७६ सालमै सम्पन्न हुने अवस्था देखिएको प्राधिकरणले जनाएको छ । प्राधिकरणका अनुसार हालसम्म सबैभन्दा बढी विद्युत् उत्पादन २०५९ सालमा १५१.५ मेगावाट उत्पादन भएको थियो । सो वर्ष १४४ मेगावाटको कालीगण्डकी जलविद्युत् आयोजना विद्युत् प्राधिकरणमार्फत निर्माण सम्पन्न भएको थियो भने नीजि क्षेत्रबाट ७.५ मेगावाटको इन्द्रावती तेस्रो उत्पादन भएको थियो । २०७४ सालमा ११७ मेगावाट, २०५७ सालमा नेपालमै पहिलो निजी क्षेत्रका खिम्ती र भोटेकोसीबाट १०५ मेगावाट उत्पादन भएको थियो । २०७६ सालमा भने स्वदेशी लगानीमा निर्माण भईरहेको माथिल्लो तामाकोसीदेखि विद्युत् प्राधिकरणको सहायक कम्पनीले निर्माण गरिरहेको मध्यभोटेकोसी, साञ्जेनलगायतका आयोजनाहरू समेत सम्पन्न हुने भएकोले यसै वर्षदेखि विद्युत् प्राधिकरणले विजुली निर्यात गर्ने योजना बनाएको छ । हिउँदमा अझै विद्युत् अभाव भएर छिमेकी राष्ट्रबाट आयात गर्नुपर्ने भएपनि बर्षामा भने निर्यात गर्ने योजना छ । इनर्जी बैकिङ अन्र्तगत विद्युत् निर्यात गर्ने योजना प्राधिकरणको छ । त्यसैगरी नयाँ वर्ष २०७६ मै बुटबल–गोरखपुर अन्तरदेशीय प्रशारणलाइन निर्माण सुरु हुने छ । प्राधिकरणका प्रवक्ता उत्पादन मात्र होइन, व्यापार र पूर्वाधार निर्माणको दृष्टिकोणले पनि नयाँ वर्ष जलविद्युत् क्षेत्रका लागि सफल वर्ष हुने बताउँछन् ।

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Apr 152019
 

By OnlineNEF@Nepal

सरकारले बिनाप्रतिस्पर्धा चिनियाँ कम्पनीलाई दिन लागेको बूढीगण्डकी जलविद्युत् परियोजना प्रतिस्पर्धाका आधारमा अघि बढाउन महालेखा परीक्षकको कार्यालयले सुझाव दिएको छ । संवैधानिक निकाय महालेखाले आफ्नो ५६ औं प्रतिवेदनमा बूढीगण्डकी जलाशययुक्त जलविद्युत् आयोजना सार्वजनिक खरिद ऐन, २०६३ को दफा ९को व्यवस्थाविपरीत दिइएको भन्दै प्रतिस्पर्धामा जान सुझाव दिएको हो ।
सार्वजनिक खरिद ऐनमा दफा ९ मा सार्वजनिक निकायले कुनै खरिद गर्दा सम्भव भएसम्म खुल्ला रुपमा बोलपत्र आह्वान गरी गर्नुपर्ने र योग्य बोलपत्रदातालाई खरिद प्रक्रियामा विना भेदभाव सहभागी हुने अवसर प्रदान गर्नुपर्ने उल्लेख छ ।

मन्त्रिपरिषद्ले बूढीगण्डकी आयोजना ईपीसीएफ मोडलमा निर्माणका लागि गेजुवालाई दिन ‘वार्ता गरी समझदारी गर्न’ ऊर्जा, जलस्रोत तथा सिँचाइ मन्त्रालयलाई निर्देशन दिएको छ । पुष्पकमल दाहाल नेतृत्वको सरकारले बूढीगण्डकी जलाशययुक्त आयोजनाको डिजाइन, पैसाको जोहो, निर्माणका लागि ठेकेदारको छनोट सबै कम्पनी स्वयंले गर्ने (इपीसीएफ मोडल)मा बनाउन गेजुवालाई दिने समझदारी गरेको थियो । २०७४ को जेठमा तत्कालिन ऊर्जामन्त्री जनार्दन शर्माले उक्त सम्झौतामा हस्ताक्षर गरेका थिए ।
तर, कांग्रेस सभापति शेरबहादुर देउवा नेतृत्वको सरकारले उक्त सम्झौता खारेज गरेको थियो । राष्ट्रिय योजना आयोगका तत्कालीन उपाध्यक्ष स्वर्णिम वाग्ले नेतृत्वको समितिले बूढीगण्डकी स्वदेशी लगानीमै बनाउन सकिने स्रोतसहितको खाका बनाएको थियो । आयोजनाको विस्तृत अध्ययन प्रतिवेदन तयार भइसकेकोले सरकार आफैंले बनाउनुपर्ने आवाज उठ्दै आएको छ । बाबुराम भट्टराई नेतृत्वको नयाँ शक्तिले स्वदेशी लगानीमै बनाउनुपर्ने भन्दै आन्दोलनसमेत गर्दै आएको छ ।
सरकारले बूढीगण्डकी जलविद्युत् आयोजनाका लागि पेट्रोलियम पदार्थबाट कर उठाएर आफैँ बनाउने भनी बजेटमै घोषणासमेत गरेको थियो । त्यसयता जनताबाटै उक्त आयोजनाका लागि २९ अर्बभन्दा बढी रकम पनि उठिसकेको छ ।
यसैबीच, ऊर्जा, जलस्रोत तथा सिँचाइ मन्त्रालयले नियमविपरीत रकम भुक्तानी गर्नेदेखि अनियमितता गर्नेसम्मको कार्य गरेको पाइएको छ । महालेखा परीक्षकको ५६ औँ वार्षिक प्रतिवेदनले यो मन्त्रालयभित्रका बेथितिबारे प्रष्ट पारेको छ ।
प्रतिवेदनमा रानीजमरा, कुलरिया सिँचाइ आयोजनाले गरेका दुई खरिद सम्झौतामा दुबै ठेक्कामा १३ करोड २ लाख ९५ हजार बढी भुक्तानी गरेको भन्दै असुल गर्न सुझाव दिइएको छ ।

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Apr 152019
 

By OnlineNEF@Nepal

The Upper Trishuli 3A Hydropower Project is on track to come online in a few weeks with workers putting the final touches to the power plant and the Matatirtha substation in Kathmandu. The 60 MW scheme located 95 km north of Kathmandu is expected to produce 30 MW in the initial phase.

“The project is on schedule with work on the power generation facility and transmission lines nearing completion,” said Kulman Ghising, managing director of the Nepal Electricity Authority. “If the transmission lines in the Matatirtha area is completed on time, we will be able to feed additional power to the grid by April 30.”

According to Ghising, more than 95 percent of the work related to transmission lines and equipment has been completed while construction crews are working to finish the remaining two pylons out of the total 140 transmission towers.

The state-owned power utility is building the hydropower project with a concessional loan of $114.7 million from the Export-Import Bank of China.

The foundation stone of the project was laid in November 2011 with the completion deadline set for May 2014. The project sank into uncertainty after the contractor, China Gezhouba Group Company, halted work citing heavy damage to the access road and dam during the 2015 earthquake. Work resumed after a two-year hiatus and the project was expected to come into operation by mid-January.

Apart from evacuating the power produced by the Upper Trishuli-A project, the Nepal Electricity Authority plans to use the facility at Matatirtha to transmit electricity produced by other hydropower schemes in the Trishuli corridor. The Trishuli-Kathmandu 220 kV double-circuit line will evacuate 30 MW from the Upper Trishuli-3A plant by April and another 30 MW starting in June.

Tunnel test of Kulekhani-3 begins The Kulekhani-3 hydropower project has initiated civil component tests with project officials planning to switch on the power plant by mid-July. Launched in April 2008, the scheme was originally scheduled to be finished by 2012.

According to the project, civil tests were initiated two weeks ago by channeling 115 litres of water per second into the main tunnel of the hydel plant. “We will now run electro mechanical tests next week,” project chief Subhash Kumar Mishra said. “Tests and minor construction tasks will be done simultaneously.”

According to a project official, the construction of two of the three main transmission towers has been completed. Cables will be installed as soon as they are ready.

The project’s completion deadline has been extended six times since construction began. The 14 MW power project missed the completion deadline multiple times due to the slow progress of Jheijian Jialin Company implementing the hydro and mechanical works. In May 2014, the National Planning Commission declared Kulekhani III a troubled project after the project’s cost per megawatt was projected to balloon to Rs310 million from Rs173.6 million. The project, which was estimated to cost Rs2.43 billion when it was launched 11 years ago, is now expected to cost Rs4.63 billion.

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Apr 152019
 

By OnlineNEF@Nepal

April 15, 2019

KATHMANDU, April 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oil on Tuesday is scheduled to make a breakthrough of the tunnel of Bheri Babai Multipurpose Diversion Project (BBMDP). The prime minister will pull out a tunnel boring machine (TBM) inside from the project tunnel by switching an electric button.

The BBDMP is classified as the ‘project of national pride’ of the government. Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun and Karnali State chief minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi will be there to witness the ceremony. The tunnel construction works were undertaken with the help of a TBM by the Chinese-based company China Engineering Overseas Group Co Ltd (COVEC).

It completed the works before a year of the deadline. According to project chief Sanjib Baral, the breakthrough programme has been planned for 11:00 am at Chiple of Bheriganga municipality-11 which remains as an entrance to the project site. The works had begun in mid-November 2017. The tunnel starts from Hattikhal, the bank of Babai River and ends at Chiple, the bank of Bheri River.

This is the first project where the TBM was used and it turned out to be successful. Before this, drilling and blasting methods were in use in Nepal for tunnel construction works. The company agreed to construct the tunnel at a cost of 10.5 billion. It is estimated to cost Rs 33.19 billion to complete the project. There is a target of completing all the project-related works by 2079-80 BS. RSS

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