Kathmandu to get Melamchi water from tomorrow

Water from the Melamchi Water Supply Project, is distributed in Kathmandu, from Sunday, April 24, 2022, after a gap of a year.
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Kathmandu, January 14

Minister for Water, Energy and Irrigation Mahendra Raya Yadav has said that water from the Melamchi Water Supply Project will be distributed in the Kathmandu Valley from tomorrow.

“Water from Melamchi has arrived at Sundarijal. Water distribution in Kathmandu will begin at 9 am on January 15,” Minister Yadav said on Saturday during an inspection visit to the Sundarijal-based Water Treatment Plant.

He claimed that the water from Sundarijal will be supplied during all seasons in Kathmandu adding that the water was brought to Sundarijal before the deadline.

On the occasion, Minister Yadav directed the agencies and officials to fix broken pipelines and drinking water meters in different parts of the city.

Water is being channelled to Kathmandu again after repair and maintenance of the project which was damaged after flood and landslides in the project site in Sindhupalchowk district.

Secretary at the Ministry of Drinking Water Suresh Acharya said that water supply would be ensured in Anamnagar, Minbhawan, Mahakalchaur, Rigani, Bhaktapur, Khumaltar, Balaju and Bansbari areas on January 15. It will be gradually distributed in other parts of the city, he added.

Preparations are underway to distribute Melamchi water to the folks in the city and around 170 million litres of water is supplied to Kathmandu every day.

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