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

  • Site visit of honorable minister for ministry of sanitary, Bina Magar

  • Site visit of honorable minister for ministry of sanitary, Bina Magar

  • Site visit of honorable minister for ministry of sanitary, Bina Magar

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 Sanjeeb Baral


Despite the abundance of water in the country, Nepal has been utilizing a very small portion of it. Spatial and temporal variation in the availability of water is the main reason of the underutilization of water. Increased use of water can be enhanced through appropriate multipurpose infrastructures. This would allow for optimum management of the needs of all concerned stakeholders and water uses and deliver maximum realization of economic benefits.

Year-round irrigation service is the prime necessity for the agricultural development of Nepal which, in turn, is responsible for the food security of growing population. Hydropower development is another essential sector to fulfill the growing demand of energy for economic development of the country. Diversion of water from large surplus river basin to the deficit river basin by implementing Inter Basin Water Transfer Projects (IBWTP) is the most viable method to address these needs. Such IBWTPs holds potential not only to meet assured year-round irrigation targets but also to provide multiple benefit from generation of much needed hydroelectric energy, fulfilling water need for industrial use and urban water supply as well. Thus, the need of the hour is to develop IBWTPs.

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Sanjeeb Baral