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Two workers missing in Melamchi Drinking Water Project tunnel

Kathmandu, July 14 Two workers of the Melamchi Water Supply Project have gone missing inside a water supply tunnel of the project. Sindhupalchok District Police Office chief Prajwal Maharjan says an engineer and a driver are missing. Currently, the project is testing the efficiency of the tunnel. When a problem occurred, four people had gone […]

Melamchi Water Supply Project: Govt begins testing tunnel

Kathmandu, July 5 The government on Sunday has begun testing the efficiency and quality of the tunnel that it has constructed to supply water from Melamchi of Sindhupalchok to Kathmandu Valley. The deadline of the ambitious Melamchi Water Supply Project has been deferred repeatedly in the past few years. Now, the government says the project […]

Mid-July 2020: Govt sets new deadline for Melamchi water project

Kathmandu, February 13 The government on Thursday announced a new deadline to deliver the water from Melamchi of Sindhupalchok district to Kathmandu Valley under the much-delayed Melamchi Water Supply Project. Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Bina Magar announced that the government would bring the water to Sundarijal of Kathmandu for distribution by the end […]

Thirsty Kathmandu waits for water that never arrives

One of the most rapidly urbanising cities on the planet, the capital city of Nepal is struggling with old projects sabotaged by controversies and bad strategies as its people go thirsty. In May of this year the residents of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu formally established a forum and staged a protest in demanding drinking water supply […]

Melamchi project in limbo after leaders ask locals to refuse compensation

Kathmandu, September 23 Politics has once again put the future of the Melamchi Water Supply Project in limbo. As the project was trying to acquire land for its second phase, local leaders have started a new game to continue the uncertainty. District Administration Office Sindupalchok had called people to come take compensation for the land […]

DPR for Melamchi project’s second phase ready

Kathmandu, May 24 A detailed project report for the second phase of Melamchi Water Supply Project has been ready. The consultant company, Eptisa, prepared the report clarifying details about the project to add water from local Yangri and Larke rivers into the project. The report has already been submitted to the Melamchi Water Supply Project […]