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CMC Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna has been contracted, between four firms competing, for construction and completion of works at Melamchi Water Supply project, including headworks and intake structure, permanent support for already-completed 6.5 km-long tunnel, construction of 21.3 km-long water diversion tunnel with permanent support, and associated concrete and structural works. Value of contract Rs 7.72 billion, duration 36 months. Tunnel excavation will be from six faces using six drillrigs. The first contract for construction of headworks and tunnel was awarded on 19.02.2009 to China Railway 15 Bureau Group with intended completion date of 02.09.2013. Earlier, on Dec 01.12.2012, the government floated a fresh tender for the headworks and diversion tunnel construction after the previous contractor abandoned the project midway. The Melamchi Project is expected to be fully completed by June-July 2016. Visit www.adb.org, www.melamchiwater.org and http://cmcgruppo.com. 30/13.