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Water Treatment Plant construction underway

February 12, 2014

Our Reporter

The construction of Melamchi Water Treatment Plant , under financial assistance of Japanese government, started on Tuesday at Sundarijal. Japanese ambassador Masashi OGAWA attended the programme for the ground breaking construction of the Melamchi Water Treatment Plant (WTP) on the same day. The WTP component of the Melamchi Water Supply Project is being constructed under the financial assistance of Japanese government. Japan on 30 March 2001 had agreed to extend a total grant of 5.495 billion Japanese yen loan to Nepal . The Melamchi Water Supply Project is a co-finance project with ADB . It has been recognized as the best long-term solution to a safe drinking water supply for Kathmandu Valley . This project is to take the water from the Melamchi River to Sundarijal through a water diversion tunnel, which is under construction under financial assistance of ADB . After treating the water by constructing a Water Treatment Plant at Sundarijal, clean and adequate water will be distributed to the Kathmandu Valley .

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Source: People's Review (Nepal)

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