KATHMANDU, May 1: Work is in progress at Sundarijal, the final point of the tunnel of the Melamchi Water Supply Project even with the passage of one month since the lockdown.

Protests against project delays

November 17, 2019 09:17 am

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.

RASUWA, Aug 29: Sanjen Hydropower Project conducted breakthrough of the pilot hole of its 227-meter-long penstock tunnel at Chilime in Ama Chhodingma Rural Municipality-5 of Rasuwa, on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The contract agreement for the construction of the tunnel way connecting Basnet Chhap near Nepal Oil Corporation's depot at Thankot and Sisne Khola of Naubise will be inked by the next month.

MYAGDI, May 12: The construction of a 2,270 metres long tunnel of the Mistrikhola Hydroelectricity Project has been completed. The project is located at Narchyang of Annapurna rural municipality-4 in Myagdi district.

SURKHET, April 17: The drilling of a tunnel with the use of a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been completed in Nepal for the first time. With the help of the TBM, the 12.2 kilometer tunnel for the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, a national pride project, has been completed about a year ahead of schedule.

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 (BBDMP).

KATHMANDU, April 7: At a time when almost all major development projects are plagued by persistent delays, the story of Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project is going to be somewhat different.

SURKHET, Oct 6: Except for some satisfactory progress in digging tunnel for the Bheri Babai Multi-Purpose Project, other essential works that were supposed to be completed in parallel with the tunnel are yet to be started.

HETAUDA, Aug 27: Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has said that the Province Government would construct the Bhimphedi-Kulekhani Tunnel Highway.

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.

SURKHET, July 23: Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, underscored the need of tunnel transportation system for the development and prosperity of the province.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has stated that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the construction of a tunnel in Koteshwor would be prepared within a year in view of reducing traffic congestion in one of the busiest thoroughfares of the Capital City- Koteshwor.

SANKHUWASABHA, June 17: Four persons went missing after a huge mass of earth caved in at Numko Fyakisanda tunnel site of the Arun III hydro power project in Sankhuwasabha district, Friday.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 3: Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has expedited works to lay down water pipeline in the Kathmandu Valley, following breakthrough in tunnel digging to bring Melamchi water to Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 13: With the completion of the excavation of 26-km tunnel, the much-awaited supply of drinking water as part of the Melamchi Water Supply Project is a step closer to the residents of Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has announced the completion of the much-awaited construction of the tunnel digging work under the  Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) on Thursday.

The tunnel breakthrough took place in the 7.5 km Sindhu Gyalthum section. The  two other major sections were already dug through before this.

KATHMANDU, APRIL 10- The much-awaited construction work of the tunnel of the Melamchi Water Supply Project has been completed on Tuesday. The project which began in 1998 has been completed after a span of 20 long years.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 15: Tunneling work of Melamchi Drinking Water Project is in its last leg.

Breakthrough in Melamchi tunnel

December 30, 2017 12:18 pm

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec. 30: A breakthrough has been achieved in the tunnel construction works of the much-hyped Melamchi Drinking Water Project along the Ambathan-Gyalthum.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 29: As the Melamchi Drinking Water Project progresses toward its final stage, it has achieved yet another breakthrough by completing the 8.2 kilometer Gyalthum-Ambathan tunnel section. This is the second of the three sections of the tunnels in the project.

DOLAKHA, Nov 19: The construction of main tunnel (8.2 kilometers) of Upper Tama Koshi Hydro Project of 456 Mw capacity has been completed. According to the project office, 90% of the project under civil sector has been completed.

NEW YORK, April 15: A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said.

SRINAGAR, April 2:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday opened an 11-kilometer (7-mile) tunnel through the Himalayan terrain to help ease travel on a highway linking the troubled Kashmir Valley with the rest of India.

KOHALPUR, Jan 14: Tunneling works of the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has begun.

Why it took 23 years to dig 22 km tunnel

December 31, 2016 14:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Some 23 years ago, Late Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Bhattarai promised a by-election rally in Kathmandu that water from the Melamchi River would flow in the capital.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Tunnel work in the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) had a major breakthrough on Wednesday and officials said it's a milestone toward bringing Melamchi water to the capital city.

Nepal, Japan sign Nagdhunga tunnel deal

December 23, 2016 08:53 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Nepali and Japanese governments have signed an agreement for a loan for the Nagdhunga Tunnel Construction Project.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Government of Japan has decided to provide Rs 15.288 billion in loan assistance (16.636 billion Japanese Yen) to the Nepal government to implement the Nagdhunga Tunnel Construction Project on Thursday.

KATMANDU, Dec 21: Travelers, who have been enduring severe traffic congestion while passing through the windy Nagdhunga-Naubise road, are likely to get respite from 2022.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Sunday’s cabinet meeting has decided to accept a loan assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to connect Naubise with Nagdhunga through a tunnel.

PHALEBAS, Oct 3:The construction of a tunnel for the 20-megawatt lower Modi Hydropower Project based in Parbat that was halted due to workers' strike has resumed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Record progress is being made in digging the tunnel of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) and if this pace is maintained, the tunnel will be completed by June next year and Melamchi water will reach Kathmandu by October 2017, according to project officials.

Mexico discovers hidden tunnel to US

August 29, 2016 18:47 pm

Mexican authorities have uncovered a hidden tunnel from the north-western state of Sonora to Arizona in the United States, the National Commission for Security said Sunday.