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.
BARDIYA, Aug 4: At a time when the failure of an ambitious national pride project – Sikta Irrigation Project – has been drawing the headlines, another important project, Bheri-Babai Irrigation Project, shares a similar fate. Even after three decades, it has shown no real progress except for some works on tunnel construction.
SURKHET, July 24: Construction work on the tunne of the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose has completed is fifty percent complete, the project office said on Monday. Designated as a national pride projects, it took nine months for the project to bore six of the total 12 kilometers long tunnel. While sharing the update, project officials said that they expect to complete the project on time.
BIRGUNJ, Jun 8: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has brought contractor to staffers under the purview of investigation after the Babai Bridge caved in at Jabdighat in Bardiya.
BARDIYA, June 13: The embankment constructed by the government along the Babai River near the Gulariya market has started eroding. Visible cracks on the embankment have triggered panic among the locals so much that they fear that a devastating flood is coming their way during the monsoon season this year.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Ministry of Irrigation is preparing to transfer the budget allocated for Bheri Babai Diversion Multi Purpose Project to fund petty projects in election constituencies of home and irrigation ministers in Dhanusha and Dang, respectively, officials privy to the issue say.