Print Edition - 2015-02-11 | Nation
7 emergency wells in Valley
- disaster preparedness
Feb 10, 2015-
The US Embassy in Nepal, in partnership with the Nepal Armed Police Force, has constructed seven deep tube wells in Kathmandu Valley to provide emergency water supply in the events of disasters like earthquake.
Each well is seismically safe and can provide up to 10,000 litres water per day for up to 15,000 residents in times of emergency, the embassy said in a statement on Tuesday.
The US mission has said that the provision of clean water is an important part of contingency plan in the aftermath of a disaster.
“While we cannot prevent natural disasters like earthquakes, the Government of Nepal has made tremendous steps in disaster preparedness efforts. These seismically safe deep tube wells can provide essential potable water to the people of Kathmandu in the critical hours after a disaster,” the defence attaché at the US Embassy has said in the statement.
The US mission has also expressed commitment to support the Nepal government in disaster risk mitigation and humanitarian efforts.
Published: 11-02-2015 09:21