Govt provides Rs 1 billion to reconstruct Melamchi Drinking Water Project

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KATHMANDU, September 20: The government has provided Rs 1 billion to immediately begin reconstruction of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project ravaged by the devastating landslide and flash flood earlier on June 15.

According to the spokesperson of the Melamchi Drinking Water Development Committee, Rajesh Prasad Panta, the government has provided Rs 1 billion to reconstruct the devastated project area and bring water to Kathmandu as soon as possible.

Earlier, the committee had submitted a work report to the government and asked for Rs 2 billion to bring the Melamchi Drinking Water Tunnel and Project into operation once again. 

A devastating landslide occurred at Bremathang of Helambu Rural Municipality-1 triggered a massive falsh flood downstream and ravaged Helambu, Melamchi Drinking Water Project and Melamchi Rural Municipality. (with inputs from Gorkhapatra)

 

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