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Nepal, Central Development Region - np/18


Contractor Sino Hydro reports completion of 8 km of total 16 km of tunnels at 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project. Advances to date: main tunnel 2,569 m of 7,848 m; tailrace 1,349 m of 2,986 m; adits complete at 1,475 m; tunnels within powerhouse 2,609 m of 3,003 m; other small tunnels not started 650 m. Completion of project now scheduled mid-April, 2016. Further information from UTKHPL in Kathmandu, tel +977 01 4420295, e-mail neautp@mos.com.np, and visit www.tamakoshihydro.org.np. See tunnelbuilder archive np/18 for project details. 09/13.