SURKHET, April 12: The lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 has affected development projects in the country but national pride project, Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has been able to carry out construction works even during the lockdown period.
SURKHET, Feb 22: The National Pride Project, Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has completed 40% of the construction work. The construction project was started from 2004 to divert the water of Bheri River to Babai and provide irrigation facility to 52,000 hectares of land of Banke and Bardiya districts and also produce 48-megawatt electricity. The construction of the 12.2 kilometers long tunnel was constructed with the use of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the first time in Nepal. Under the second package of the project, the dam and powerhouse will be constructed.
SURKHET, Dec 4: After seven months of construction of a tunnel, Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has finally laid the foundation stone for construction of the dam and the powerhouse of a hydropower project to be built under second package of the national pride project.
One of the reasons why people are frustrated with the government is because the infrastructure projects launched by the government hardly ever get completed on time. Yes, there are exceptions. For example, the construction of 12.2-kilometer long tunnel Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project was completed a year before the deadline and within the allocated budget in April this year. But other projects lie in limbo for years.
SURKHET, Sept 10: The work of the second package of 'Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project', a national pride project, has started after four months of completion of tunnel construction. Under the second package, powerhouse, dam, and surge shaft will be constructed. The Department of Water Resources and Irrigation had signed an agreement with Raman-Guangdong JV on July 29, 2019 for the construction of the structures.