KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The installation of the drinking water pipeline in Kathmandu Valley under Melamchi Drinking Water Project is gaining speed.
The Melamchi Drinking Water Project II Implementation Directorate is installing the pipelines in 50 locations per day.
According to Directorate’s Manager Nanda Bahadur Khanal they have already installed 530 km pipes of the total of 670 km pipes as part of the project.
The pipe installation works are currently taking place at Naya Sadak, Naya Baneshwor, Thamel, Mangal Bazaar and along the banks of the Bagmati river, according to the Directorate which further stated that works have just started in Khusibu, Kalimati, Balkhu and Kuleshwor.
The water from Melamchi will be channeled to Sundarijal where it will be processed before being distributed to 11 major tanks within the valley and supplied to every household. The Project is tasked digging 61 km for the major distribution line to supply water to 11 prime destinations, but till date it has completed 38 km. RSS