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Nepal Tunnelling Conference 2014

Development through Tunnelling

19 December 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal

Venue: Hotel Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu

Organized by:

Nepal Tunnelling Association

Nepal Tunnelling Association (NTA) is organizing first Nepal Tunnelling Conference 2014 on 19 December 2014. The main aim is to
gather all tunnel professionals and share experiences for development in Nepal through tunnelling.
Constructing tunnels and caverns in the tectonically active Himalayas is full of challenges and uncertainties. Therefore, sharing
experiences and knowledge from different underground projects is very important for the development of Hydro and Transport
Tunnels in the Nepal Himalayas.
This Conference is a great opportunity to share project experiences in Nepal regarding site investigations, design, construction
techniques, instrumentation and monitoring, back analysis of critical problems, alternate design and construction techniques, and
recent developments in the tunnelling industry.
NTA looks forward to organizing this Conference where it we can collaboratively look at advancing tunnelling and underground usage
and technology. Your participation, presentation of papers and case histories will contribute significantly to the success of this
Nepal Tunnelling Association invites all Engineers, geologists and experts involved in underground construction industry to share
experiences and participate in this Conference.

Nepal Tunnelling Conference 2014 topic covers
! Site Investigation, design and construction for tunnels/caverns
! Tunnel/cavern excavation, technology and equipment
! Case Studies: Hydro, Water supply and Transport tunnels/caverns
! Instrumentation, monitoring, equipment and safety

Dr. Harald WAGNER, ITA Special Advisor, an internationally well-recognized Consultant for Underground
Infrastructures, will going to deliver the lecture on Conventional Tunnelling Method (CTM) & TBM
Tunnelling in the Himalayas: Achievements and Prospects.

07 November 2014
28 November 2014
30 November 2014

Submission of Extended Abstract

Submission of Full Papers

The Conference Proceedings will be published after the Conference.

Friday 19 December 2014
08:15 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:20
09:20 - 10:10
10:10 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:35
10:35 - 11:55
11:55 - 01:15
01:15 - 02:15
02:15 - 05:05
05:05 - 05:25
05:25 - 06:25
06:25 - 06:55
06:55 - 07:00
07:30 - 09:30

Keynote Lecture
Vote of thanks
Tea Break
Session I
Session II
Lunch Break
Session III
Tea Break
Session IV
Closing Lecture
Vote of thanks
Cocktail dinner

Welcome speech by President NTA
Message from Principle Sponsor
"CTM (Conventional Tunnelling Method) & BTM Tunnelling in the
Himalayas: Achievements and Prospects" - Dr. Harald Wagner.
Vote of thanks by Vice President NTA
Site Investigation, Tunnel Design and Constructions
Tunnel excavation, technology and equipment
Project Case Studies: Hydro, Water Supply and Transport
Instrumentation, monitoring, equipment and Safety
Dr. Krishna Kant Panthi
Vote of thanks by Secretary General NTA


The registration fee:
! Rs, 2,000 per person for individuals from Nepal
! Rs. 4,000 per person for Organisation from Nepal
! Rs. 1,000 per person for NTA Life members/students
! US$ 100 per person from other countries
Payment can be made either in cash or by bank transfer to NTA:
Account Name:

Nepal Tunnelling Association, Nepal (NTA)

Account Number:


Bank Name:

Nepal SBI Bank Limited

Swift Code:



Mr. Subas Sunuwar

Nepal Tunnelling Association (NTA)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-9851107241

Mr. Uddhav Ojha

Independent Power Producers' Association,
Nepal (IPPAN)
Heritage Plaza II, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4169175

Mr. Ram Hari Sharma

Nepal Tunnelling Association (NTA)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-9851075819

Mr. Tika Ram Poudel

Nepal Tunnelling Association (NTA)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-9841391720


Website: http/

Main Sponsor
Gold Main Sponsor
1. NRs. 1,000,000
Gold Cosponsor
2. NRs. 200,000
3. NRs. 100,000
Silver Cosponsor
4. NRs. 50,000

8 free registrants: display area and table

5 free registrants: display area and table

3 free registrants: display table
2 free registrants: display table

Names and logos of all sponsors will be displayed prominently on Conference banners.