The Asian Development Bank and the Ministry of Finance of Nepal award the certificate of recognition for "Best Performing Consulting Company in 2016" to Eptisa
The certificate recognizes its work in the design and construction supervision of the headworks and the Melamchi diversion tunnel project, which has already completed a first 9 km section
March 13 2017
The joint venture formed by Eptisa and BETS Consulting Services has been recently awarded the certificate of recognition for "Best Performing Consulting Firm in 2016" from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Finance of Nepal, for its work in the design and construction supervision for the headworks and Melamchi diversion tunnel project during 2016.
This contract, which completes its first year of implementation, is part of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP), and whose objective is to tackle the chronic water shortage situation in the Kathmandu valley and improve the health and well-being of the people in the region. The project is also providing social development support to families in the Melamchi Valley such as health, education, and income generation programs.
Eptisa provides assistance to the Project Management Unit to manage the project for the design and construction supervision for the headworks and Melamchi diversion tunnel through detailed project planning. As part of the contract, the consortium also undertakes the design review, bid and contract management, enforcement of environmental and legal compliance, quality control for construction and project financial management.
In December 2016, the works in the first 9 km section of the tunnel were completed. This section runs between Sundarijal at the end of the Melamchi Tunnel, where water will flow into a water treatment plant for distribution to Kathmandu residents, and Sindu, further upstream. Two other sections of the Melamchi Tunnel will be finished in 2017, and it is expected to start carrying water from the fourth quarter.
When completed, Melamchi Tunnel will transport about 510 ML/d million liters of raw water per day: 170 million liters from the Melamchi River to the Kathmandu Valley and another 340 million liters of water from the Yangri and Larke Rivers by 2021.