Arun-3 river-diversion tunnel inaugurated

SANKHUWASABHA: The river diversion tunnel, one of the vital structures for the 900 MW Arun-3 Hydropower Project, was inaugurated on February 1 in Phaksinda Dovan of Makalu Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha. Mr. Nand Lal Sharma, the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of SJVN Limited, the parent company of SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company (SAPDC), inaugurated the 11 m diameter 429 m long diversion tunnel. Speaking on the occasion, CMD Mr. Sharma stated that the diversion arrangement is a historic event in the process of developing vital structures for the project. Mr. Sharma thanked the governments of India and Nepal, relevant government agencies, local people’s representatives, local administrators, and project host communities for making this milestone possible. ♦