Chutara, January 2
Though 99 per cent of the project has been completed, some technical testing works remain to bring the project to fruition, said Information Officer at the Melamchi Drinking Water Development Committee, Rajendra Pant.
The tunnel that takes water from Melamchi to Sundarijal before its distribution will be ready only after a report is given by a team of four German technicians currently doing the final evaluation of the project. It will take another two months of study and observation after the tunnels come into operation.
The two doors of the tunnel had suffered a problem when a test was carried out last August.
The malfunctioned doors have been repaired. Around 90 per cent of head works at the source in Ambathan of Helambu has been completed. The remaining work includes a dam and a bridge, Pant said.
The 27-km tunnel, the most important and complex part of the project, was completed three years ago.