Drinking water projects incomplete

- MADHAV ARYAL, Palpa

Aug 1, 2014-

Many drinking water projects in the district have not been completed in time due to ‘budget crunch’. As a result, people in many VDCs in the district are facing shortage of drinking water.

Only less than half of construction work of the Thimure Allekhola Drinking Water Project, which started in 2008, has been completed so far. The project was supposed to be completed within three years and expected to be providing water to 20,000 people at Ward Numbers 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the VDC. The project costs an estimated of Rs 22.2 million.

Likewise, only 60 percent work of the Ramdi Drinking Water Project has been completed so far. The project, which was started in 2008 with an aim to complete within three years, is expected to be providing water to 3000 people of Darlamdanda VDC.

Similarly, only around 50 percent of construction work of the Dhurpaldi Deurali Drinking Water Project has been completed since it was started seven years ago. Only seven percent of construction work of the Birkot Drinking Water Project is still going on though it was supposed to be completed within July. Hari Prasad Timilsena, chief of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office, said 20 drinking water projects, including Garudgaira, Budikot, Khasauli, Ribdikot, Mithyal, Masyam, Gothadi and Chara.

 

Published: 02-08-2014 10:02

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