India pledges to construct sanitation facilities at Pashupatinath area


KATHMANDU, June 16: The government of India is assisting Nepal to construct sanitation facilities at Pashupatinath Temple area.

The Embassy of India, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration and the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build sanitation facilities for pilgrims and tourists at the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Monday.

Under the initiative, India will extend a financial assistance of NRS 37.23 million to Nepal, which will be implemented by KMC in accordance with the norms laid out by Government of Nepal. As per the understanding, KMC will identify a suitable contractor through a tender process for completing the construction work within 15 months from the award of work.

The project will be funded under Nepal-Bharat Maitri: Development Partnership as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP or earlier SDPs) by Government of India. The project proposal was forwarded by the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) to the Embassy in October 2019.

The sanitation project which was agreed to by both governments in August 2014 will complement the efforts of Government of Nepal for upgradation of public utilities in Pashupati Temple Complex.

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