The Nagdhunga tunnel construction project is the first road tunnel construction project in Nepal. It is being built with Japanese loan assistance of 16,636 billion yen. The project aims to improve the road condition around Nagdhunga pass for smooth transportation between Kathmandu and other principal areas/cities in Nepal, and thereby contributing to local socio-economic developments.
The total length of the tunnel is 2.69 kms and its estimated completion date is August 2022. Hon. Prime Minister of Nepal Shri KP Sharma Oli laid the foundation stone of the project — the first of its kind in the country. The government had inked an agreement with Japanese firm Hazama Ando Corporation to construct the tunnel. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the development partner of the project and had earlier done the final evaluation of both the technical and financial proposals that were submitted by the Japanese contractor.
JICA is providing loan assistance of $141.41 million to the government for the project, which has an estimated cost of around $188.19 million. The remaining cost will be borne by the government, which has allocated Rs 6.27 billion for the project in the budget for the ongoing fiscal year.
KYB-Conmat supplied 4 concrete mixers to Ando Corporation
KYB’s concrete mixers are successfully deployed worldwide, whenever demand arises in infrastructure development where concrete is involved. The company’s presence is very strong in the construction of concrete roads, metro rails, high rise buildings, dams, and many other crucial areas.
KYB-Conmat is proud to be associated with one of the most prestigious projects of all time, which is also the pride project in Nepal – the Nagdhunga-Naubise Tunnel. KYB Conmat supplied four concrete mixers to the Hazama Ando Corporation to construct the tunnel. The project is quite challenging, since this type of long tunnel construction is happening for the first time in Nepal.
“The Ando Corporation team was looking for a concrete partner who would be committed to the project and would perform as per their expectations. We are honoured to be associated with this project in Nepal. Our machines are designed to work with no barriers and they not only save time and workforce, but also the capital cost overall,” says Sailaj Verma, Senior Vice President - Sales, at KYB-Conmat.
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KYB-Conmat concrete mixers are produced in India with technology developed and tested by KYB in Japan. The mixers are developed and tested for many years by simulation under Indian working conditions and they go through rigorous trails with Conmat using advanced sensing and monitoring devices. The company’s MR series of Concrete Mixers have very high-speed concrete charge and discharge for increased productivity, and can handle very low slump concrete, which means that they can be used in a variety of construction jobs. The products are delivered to customers around the world with high quality and safety propelled by Japanese Technology.
“KYB-Conmat products are the most versatile and robust, and also the most reliable. The company is also the best service provider with a good after sales service and easy supply of spare parts to its customers. In view of all these aspects, Ando Corporation is using our machines for the construction of the most challenging tunnel project in Nepal,” says Verma.