KATHMANDU, March 14: A Drinking Water Supply Project in Khumjung and Kunde Villages of Khumjung Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu District was jointly inaugurated by National Assembly member Sonam Gyalzen Sherpa and First Secretary at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Priyadharsini R on Monday.
The event saw the presence of officials from Solukhumbu District Coordination Committee, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Water User Committee Management as well as local government representatives, according to the Embassy of India in Nepal.
This is one of the 75 projects being inaugurated this year in Nepal as part of "India@75 AzadiKaAmritMahotsav" which celebrates 75 years of India’s independence.
According to the Indian Embassy, the project has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 42.39 million under India-Nepal Development Cooperation with Government of India’s financial assistance. "It is an important project for the Khumjung and Kunde villages, Solukhumbu for serving clean & safe water to nearly 600 households and schools, hospitals, government offices and tourists in this area," said the Embassy.
Since 2003, India has taken up over 523 HICDPs in Nepal and has completed 467 projects. Amongst these, 78 projects have been undertaken in Provice 1 of Nepal including two projects in Solukhumbu district. In addition to these, the Government of India has gifted three ambulances to Solukhumbu district.