Pun inspects Bheri-Babai Diversion Project


Surkhet: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun on Wednesday carried out inspection of Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project.

Minister Pun, who reached the entry point of the tunnel at Chiple after travelling on a ‘monorail’ from the exit point of the tunnel at Hattikhal, had carried out inspection of the project. A 12.2-kilometer tunnel has been constructed using Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the first time in Nepal.

The construction of the tunnel was completed one year before than the target time. The project had brought the monorail in course of constructing the tunnel.  A team comprising Minister Pun took around one hour to reach Chiple from monorail.

On the occasion, project chief Sanjeev Baral briefed Minister Pun about recent progress of the project. Minister Pun expressed commitment not to allow budget and human resources crunch in national pride projects.

Minister Pun also directed the employees to carry out works without making any negligence in order to complete the project before the deadline.