1,000 workers mobilized daily to lay Melamchi water supply pipe

Published On: December 7, 2016 07:19 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: As many as 1,000 workers are being mobilized everyday in three districts of Kathmandu Valley to dig trench to lay the pipes for the supply of Melamchi drinking water.

The laborers are presently busy at different 40 places across the Valley laying the ground work for a network of drinking water pipes.

As per the project plan, the much awaited Melamchi water is arriving in the Kathmandu Valley by the coming Dashain (September). The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd's project implementation directorate said the Valley would have eight reservoirs while pipes are being laid in 32 places.

Among 670 km pipes, 432 km has already been laid, said Spokesperson at the Directorate, Leela Prasad Dhakal. The reservoirs being built at Bansbari and Khumaltar will have the capacity to retain 9.5 million liters, while that being built at Arubari would retain 8.5 million liters, 8 million liters at Mahankalchaur, 7.5 million liter in Panipokhari, 7 million liter at Balaju, 6 million liter at Kirtipur, and that at Tikani of Bhaktapur 3 million.

There are 13 construction companies working for the construction of reservoir and for digging trench and burying pipes. Spokesperson Dhakal further said the construction companies were asked to mobilize 500 more labors to complete the works on time.

The activity especially digging trench and burying pipes is carried out during the night so that public transportation is not disturbed. RSS

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