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Sunkoshi-Marin diversion 'break through' today

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will 'break through' the remaining few centimeters in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-7 Kandhungri and the TBM machine for tunneling will be taken out.

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Break through will be done on Wednesday after the tunnel digging under Sunkoshi-Marin diversion is completed. According to the project, the tunnel construction work has been completed by leaving a few centimeters for break through. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that there is a program to take out the TBM machine for tunnel digging from the remaining few centimeters in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-7 Kandhungri, said Mitra Baral.

Sunkoshi-Marin diversion 'break through' today

Out of 13.3 kilometers, 99.99 percent work is about to break through. Project head Baral said that the TBM machine will dig a tunnel from Kamalamai Municipality-2 Kusumtar, the entrance of the project, and the TBM machine will be 900 meters below the confluence of Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi after exiting Kandhungri on the river bank. The project of national pride is the tunnel work under Sunkoshi-Marin diversion from Kamalamai-2 Kusumtar to Sunkoshi-7 Kandhungri.

Tunnel digging has been completed 3 months and 2 days ahead of the target of 22 months. According to the project, 72 meters of tunnels were dug in one day. 079 The tunnel digging work, which started on October 28, was interrupted 6 times. 077 The foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Kasumtar of Kamalamai-2 on February 20.

The work of constructing a 30-meter high and 158-meter long dam on the Sunkoshi River to inject water into a 5.5-diameter tunnel using high technology is ongoing. 67 cusecs per second of Sunkoshi water will be pumped through the tunnel into Marinkhola. 31.07 megawatts of electricity will be produced by pumping water from 66 meters of heated water there.

The Chinese company China Overseas Engineering (COVEC), which got the contract for the construction of the tunnel, dug the tunnel with a tunnel boring machine. Just to dig the tunnel, the China Overseas Company Kovek won the contract for 10 billion 568 million 37 thousand excluding value added tax.

15 billion 59 crore 40 million rupees tunnel construction Kovek took the contract with a decrease of 36 percent. By damming the river, Sunkoshi's water will be used in Marinkhola to produce irrigation and electricity in five districts of Khasali Madhesh throughout the year.

The main objective of the project is to provide irrigation facilities in Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari and Dhanusha districts of Terai using the infrastructure of Wagmati irrigation project along with electricity generation. The total cost of the project is 49.42 billion.

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