September 23, 2021, Thursday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Construction of dams, tunnel way of Gharkhola hydel project in final stage

The Nepal Weekly
August 17, 2021

Construction of ninety five dams and tunnel way of the 14 MW project has been completed so far, according to the project promoter, Myagdi Hydropower Limited.    

Construction of infrastructures such as powerhouse construction is underway. Construction work has been accelerated with the aim to completing the project within next year, informed Anil Tiwari, officer at the Myagdi hydropower.”Of the total 3,005 meters long tunnel way, 2,855 meters have been dug. We will get the construction completed before Dashain (almost two months away),” he said. Started in 2018, over 70 percent construction work of the project has been completed so far, he added.  South Asian Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. is the civil contractor for the project and electrical contractor Simar Energy Pvt. Ltd. Hydro mechanical contractor is CE Hydro Mechanical Works Pvt. Ltd. Under civil contractor, around 150 workers daily are at work. Construction continues despite geographical difficulties, COVID-19, the prohibition order and landslides, said engineer Josheb Bajracharya. The estimated total cost for the project is around 2.4 billion.