This project aims to divert the water from Bheri river to Babai at the rate of 50 cubic meter per second for facilitating 80,000 bighas of land Bara and Parsa district. Also, it is designed to produce 48 MW of hydroelectricity.
In this project, tunnel of 12 km should be constructed which is very difficult by drill and blast method. Hence, this TBM is bought from China, Shanghai. Its cost is 2.5 arab and its size is 200m long and cutting diameter is 5.06 m. It will take about 1 months for assembling which has been started by early September, 2017.
If this TBM can be used in further tunneling projects, Nepal will have rapid development in roads, canals and underground metro in future.
|Assembly going on|
|When it was in construction phase in China|
|Ready for shipping|