“Melamchi water will be brought to Kathmandu by mid-April, next year”

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KATHMANDU: The government has said that the drinking water from Melamchi river will be supplied to the Kathmandu Valley by mid-April (Nepali month of Chaitra), next year. 

Tabling the budget substitution bill at the House of Representatives (HoR) on Friday, Finance Minister Janardan Sharma said that the drinking water project will operate on a regular basis after necessary repairs and rehabilitation. 

The drinking water project, which suffered heavy damage during the massive floods in Helambu of Sindhupalchowk in June, earlier this year, began supplying water in some parts of the Valley starting March-end. 

Finance minister’s commitment comes at a time when the project falls uncertain owing to severe damage by the floods. 

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