Making every effort to bring back Italian firm: Minister Magar

Published On: February 19, 2019 09:58 PM NPT By: Republica


KATHMANDU: Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has said that efforts are underway to bring back the Italian company to resume the stalled work of the Memalchi project.

Talking to Republica Online over the phone, Minister Magar said that she is making sincere efforts to bring back the CMC Company into the Melamchi project work.

The much-talked Melamchi project has been on hold after the Melamchi Drinking Water Project scraped the contract with the Italian CMC Company.

“I am trying my best to complete the project work on time,” the minister said, adding, “If we award the remaining work to a new company, the construction work will be further delayed. I am trying to bring the CMC Company back into the work to complete the work in the stipulated time.”

On February 7 this year, the government officially scrapped the contract awarded to the company.

The Melamchi Water Drinking Development committee said that it would have to bear the risk of losing the bank guarantee if the company had not scrapped the contract.


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