Seven drinking water projects begin in Tehrathum

- RSS, TEHRATHUM

Oct 3, 2017-

Construction of seven drinking water projects has commenced simultaneously in Tehrathum, a hill district in Province 1. Such projects supported by the Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Fund Development Board and coordinated by the district-based Deurali Society, a non- governmental community development organisation are expected to be completed by the next 10 months and will be beneficial for 746 households residing at six different wards. According to Society Director Kapildev Singak, the projects were launched together for the purpose of addressing problems caused by the shortage of drinking water in district’s dry settlements. 

Phedap Rural Municipality-1, Hamarjung, Sankranti, Sudap, Isibu and Jaljale have been chosen for the construction of water projects which is estimated to cost Rs 40 million, according to society’s drinking water and sanitation officer Jeetlal Limbu. The board will bear Rs16.4 million, while the locals will provide voluntary labour worth around Rs20 million for the construction of the projects. Besides, they have already contributed Rs4 million for the implementation of projects.

Published: 03-10-2017 07:55

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