Tipaimukh Dam's construction is about to begin, said a top official of Nipko, which will implement the hydroelectric project in River Barak, an international river.
Nipko is an affiliated company of the Indian Power Ministry
He said Nipko Company obtained environmental clearance approval and received go-ahead from the central government to build the dam at Tipaimukh in Churachandpur district in India's Monipur state.
After receiving go-head the company has completed all necessary preparation to start construction work at Tipaimukh, the source of 350-kilometer-long Surma and 110-km-long Kushiara rivers, the lifeline of Bangladesh's north-eastern region.
Besides, a diversion barrage, including an irrigation project will be built downstream of the dam at Fulertol in Lakhipur in Assam, sources at the Nipko said.
All machinery and equipment are being transported to Tipaimukh and engineers, technicians and construction workers are gathering at the site.
According to Indian media report Nipko is starting construction work within a few weeks and is set to complete the dam by end of 2012.
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