With his proven technical experience and risk-taking capacity, while trying new technology, Madhav Belbase, has done a service to the nation by advocating for Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Technology in Bheri-Babai and Sunkosi-Marin Diversion projects. The Melamchi project was delayed for almost a decade due to the technical obstructions in the tunnel boring of the first phase. Now TBM can be a game-changer to avoid the delay in the second phase, given its successful use in Bheri-Babai in terms of time and cost. Coincidently, Belbase, who is known as the father of TBM in Nepal, is now the secretary of the ministry which looks at the Melamchi Project
By Keshab Poudel Oct 16, 2020
Ministers from eight countries sign declaration to work together for the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, Cooperation on climate action, climate and disaster resilient communities in the mountains, downstream and beyond; and work towards a prosperous, peaceful and poverty-free region that is food, energy and water secure
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE Oct 16, 2020
Despite facing major disasters, including earthquake, blockade, landslide and the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, 456 MW Upper Tamakosi, Nepal’s largest hydropower project, is making progress step by step. For all these troubled years, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bigyan Prasad Shrestha has been working quietly in the project in various capacities leading professional and competent teams of technicians and other staff. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has recognized the progress of the project by conferring Shrestha with the Prawal Janasewashree (Third) medal
By A Correspondent Oct 13, 2020
Shrestha was born in Kathmandu in 1896. From an early age, he showed signs of being a social reformer. He became one of the leaders of the Satyacharan Malami Guthi that worked to end outdated death related rites and rituals in Nepal.
By Manjeev Singh Puri Oct 02, 2020