07.11.2016 Back
The excavation of Belpınar Tunnel within the scope of “Kılavuzlu Irrigation Main Channel, Section 1” Project, was completed by Tunnel Boring Machine “Zeugma”.

The excavation of 5.450 meters long Belpınar Tunnel with diameter 6 meters that connects Sağlık Plain to Emen Plain, was started on December 24, 2014 by Tunnel Boring Machine “Zeugma” and completed on November 6, 2016.

Within the scope of construction of 48.564 meters long Kılavuzlu Irrigation Main Channel, excavation and coating works of 5.450 meters long TBM tunnel are completed and the construction of 42.614 meters long open channel and engineering structures will be performed.

In conjunction with the completion of "Kılavuzlu Irrigation Main Channel, Section 1" Project which was tendered on June 14, 2013 and awarded to Doğuş Construction as the sole contractor; irrigation water will be provided to a total area of 55.536 ha in Kahramanmaraş and Gaziantep and an additional area of 33.400 ha in Amik Plain by elevating Tahtaköprü Bridge. Also, floods in Sağlık Plain within the borders of Kahramanmaraş Türkoğlu District and Gaziantep Nurdağı District and in Emen Plain within the borders of Gaziantep Nurdağı and İslahiye Districts will be prevented besides provision of potable water to residential areas in the region. What is more, the completion of the project will lead to rural development by increasing agricultural productivity in Sağlık, Emen and Amik plains. With this significant project, the dream of the farmers will come true after 40 years of expectation.