• Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project

  • Irrigation Minister Mr. Sanjay Gautam Visiting the construction site

  • The construction of tunnel is in progress after signing the agreement with MIS China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd

Welcome to Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project

Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project BBDMP is the first of its kind of inter-basin water transfer project conceptualized to provide round the year irrigation facility to 51,000 A of land of Banke and Bardiya district. Therefore, it has two components i.e. Hydropower and Irrigation. It involves construction of intake at Chiple of Ramghat VDC in Surkhet, 12 km long tunnel across the youngest mountain chain, i.e. Siwaliks, surge shaft and powerhouse at Hattikhal, Bardiya. For the first time in Nepal, Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is used to excavate the tunnel through fragile rocks of Siwaliks. Seeing its importance for the overall development of Nepal, Government of Nepal has nominated it for Project of National Pride.

Project Progress Report

Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project

National pride project Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in Bheriganga Municipality in Surkhet .The project was initiated with the aim of channelling water from Bheri River into the Babai River and using it for irrigation and power generation at Chiple of Bheriganga Municipality in Surkhet.

Status: Ongoing

Start Date: 10th February, 2015

Location: BHERI , NEPAL

Message From Shiv Kumar Basnet


Assured round the year irrigation is a basic necessary input for the much needed commercialization of agricultural development of Nepal. Despite abundance of water in the numerous river systems in the country, Nepal has so far has been able to utilize a vey meager percentage for irrigation. Main reason for this underutilization is lack of appropriate infrastructure to manage the huge spatial and temporal variation in the availability of water. Moreover, uncertainties and variation in the onset of monsoon, which is reported to have been aggravated due to change in climate has to be addressed. Thus, there is a need to install appropriate infrastructures to increase cultivation area provided with assured round the year irrigation.

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Shiv Kumar Basnet