Indian envoy lays foundation stone for wastewater management project in Solukhumbu

The Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Naveen Srivastava, laid the foundation stone for a wastewater management project in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal on Saturday. The project is being built with Indian grant assistance under the framework of India-Nepal bilateral development cooperation. Mingma Chhiri Sherpa, Chairman of Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality, Solukhumbu, also joined the Indian Ambassador in laying the foundation stone.


The Khumjung Khunde Waste Water Management Project, which is being built with Indian grant assistance, will provide wastewater management services to the residents of Khumjung, Khunde, and Namche Bazar. The Solukhumbu district, which is home to Mount Everest, welcomes hundreds of climbers and trekkers annually. The project reflects continued support provided under Indian grant assistance for providing community services in the remote areas of Solukhumbu district, according to a series of tweets by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

Prior to the water treatment plant, the Indian embassy had also funded the upgrade of the Thame Khola Small Hydropower Plant in Solukhumbu in January 2017 to provide electricity to more than 1200 households in Khumjung, Khunde, Namche Bazar, and Thame Valley. Additionally, the Khumjung Khunde Drinking Water Project was implemented in March 2022, providing drinking water services to the people of Khumjung, Khunde, and Namche Bazar.

Furthermore, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, the Indian Ambassador, along with Surya Bahadur Kulung, Chairman of Mahakulung Municipality, Solukhumbu, laid the foundation stone for Ngonga Thekchok Choling Meditation Centre being built through Indian grant assistance.


The Ambassador also participated in the ceremonies organised by Ngonga Thekchok Choling Monastery to celebrate the occasion.


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