The Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose project aims to provide throughout the entire year irrigation facility to five drought-prone districts in the southern plains.

China Overseas Engineering Co won the contract for the construction of a tunnel for the project. China offered to do it for Rs10.05 billion, about Rs6 billion less than the price quoted by the government. The project’s environmental impact assessment noted the farmers get benefit and accelerate production when the country is facing food crisis. It is worth noticing that the official website of project is not updated creating the transparency issue.