KYB Conmat’s concrete mixer is creating a benchmark in the construction of Nepal’s Nagdhunga-Naubise tunnel road project.
The Nagdhunga tunnel construction project is the first road tunnel construction project in Nepal being built with Japanese loan assistance of ¥16,636 billion. The project aims to improve the road condition around Nagdhunga pass ensuring smooth transportation network between Kathmandu and other principal areas and cities in Nepal, contributing to local socioeconomic development. The total length of the tunnel is 2.69 km and the estimated completion date of the project is August 2022.
The Prime Minister of Nepal
KP Sharma Oli laid the foundation stone of the Nagdhunga-Naubise tunnel road project – the first of its type project in the country. The government had inked an agreement with Hazama Ando Corporation to construct the tunnel project, which is a Japanese firm. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the development partner of the Nagdhunga-Naubise project and had earlier finalised
the evaluation of both the technical and financial proposals that were submitted by the Japanese contractor.
JICA is providing a loan assistance of $141.41 million to the government for the construction of the tunnel project. The estimated cost of the project hovers around $188.19 million. The remaining cost of the project will be borne by the government. The government has allocated `6.27 billion for the project in the budget for the ongoing fiscal year.
KYB-Conmat’s strong presence
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 concrete road construction, metro-rail construction, high-rise construction, dam construction and several other crucial areas.
KYB-Conmat is proud to be associated with one of the most prestigious project of all time, which is also the pride project in Nepal, Nagdhunga-Naubise Tunnel. Its four concrete mixer is supplied to the Hazama Ando Corporation to construct the tunnel project, which is quite challenging, since this type of long tunnel construction is happening for the first time in Nepal. KYB-Conmat is honoured and proud for being considered to join hands with Ando Corporation for this prestigious project. It has also committed to supply its state-of-the-art concrete batching plant for this project.
“It is a prestigious international level project in Nepal and we are proud to be associated with the same. The Ando Corporation team felt that this is a challenging project for them, so they were looking for a concrete partner who should be committed and can perform as per their expectation. Our machines are designed to work with no barriers, and thus, not only does KYB-Conmat equipment save time and workforce, but also the capital cost overall,” says Sailaj Verma, Senior Vice President Sales, KYB-Conmat.
KYB-Conmat concrete mixers are produced in India with technology developed and tested by KYB in Japan. Its mixers are developed and tested for many years by simulation Indian working conditions and has gone through rigorous trails in tandem with Conmat using state-of-the-art sensing and monitoring devices. Its MR series concrete mixers have high speed concrete charge and discharges for increased productivity, and can handle low slump concrete, hence, can be used in a variety of construction jobs.
Its products are delivered to customers around the world with high quality and safety propelled by Japanese technology.
KYB-Conmat products are the most reliable and also the best service provider; they are also versatile and robust. With a backup of good after-sales service and easy availability of spare parts, it did make sense for Ando Corporation to use KYB-Conmat machines for the construction of the most notable tunnel project in Nepal.
(Communication by the management of the company)