PM Prachanda arrives in Melamchi

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has arrived in Melamchi today for onsite visit of the national pride project, Melamchi Drinking Water Project’.

Minister for Health and Population, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, Minister for Physical Infrastructures of Bagmati Province, Yubraj Dulal, Bagmati Province Assembly member Saral Sahayatri Poudel and Mayor of Melamchi municipality, Aitaman Tamang, among others welcomed Prime Minister Prachanda in Melamchi.

PM Prachanda has been frequently carrying out onsite visit of the project to speed up the effective operation and construction of the project. Prime Minister Prachanda is accompanied by Minister for Water Supply, Mahindra Ray Yadav.

He is scheduled to hold interaction with local officials after the onsite visit of the project.

The flood and landslide on Melamchi rivulet occurred on June 15, 2021 had damaged the source of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project.

The Melamchi Water Supply Project was constructed with an objective of resolving the drinking water shortage in the Kathmandu Valley in a sustainable manner.

Water was supplied to Kathmandu by constructing headwork in Helambu of Sindhupalchowk district and channeling water from the 26.5 kilometres tunnel up to Sundarijal.

The Project aims to supply 170 million litres of fresh water to the Valley on a daily basis. Water from the Project was first distributed in Kathmandu on April 2, 2021 but the water supply was obstructed after a massive flood damaged the Project during the monsoon of 2021. Water supply from the project was resumed after carrying out maintenance of the project after monsoon.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *