Minister Khakda instructs stakeholders to blacktop the dug up roads and speed up Melamchi Project


KATHMANDU, March 15: State Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Deepak Khadka has instructed the concerned authorities to blacktop the dug up roads that have raised unprecedented dusts and speed up the Melamchi Drinking Water Project before the onset the Dashin Festival.

Minister Khadka made an overnight inspection to take stock of the progress being made under the Melamchi Drinking Water Project after the delay in the pipeline installation work inside the Kathmandu Valley was reported.

The State Minister took stock of the ongoing work at Kantipath, Lazimpat and Pani Pokhari from 10 am to 11:30 am. The Raman Constructions is tasked with repairing and blacktopping the dug up road in Kantipath while the project itself is laying the pipeline in Pani Pokhari.

The Melamchi tunnel construction has already completed in 23 km stretch out of the total of 27 km with underground pipeline laid over 41 km of the total of 61 km. The section pipe installation has completed in 550 km of the total of 670 km, Project Chief Tiresh Kumar Khatri shared.