KATHMANDU, May 15: Development Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday instructed the government to complete the remaining tasks of the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Supply Project.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Arguing that some “invisible forces” within the country were involved in delaying completion of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the top leadership of the party is mulling a intervention from a high level to break the stalemate .

KATHMANDU, May 8: Three people were killed in separate road accidents in Sindhupalchok, Rupandehi and Tanahun districts on Tuesday night. Shur Bahadur Tamang, 65, of Indrawati-4 in Sindhupalchok died after falling off a running truck (Ba 4 Kha 7018) in Melamchi.

KATHMANDU, May 7: A board meeting of the Melamchi Development Committee two weeks ago decided to complete the remaining tasks of the project through fast track contracting and domestic civil contractors, but Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has not yet tabled the proposal at the cabinet.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Parliamentary committees – supposed to be oversight agencies on government actions and inactions, anomalies and misappropriation – have so far failed to play any significant role in case of Melamchi Water Supply Project, which remains at deadlock.

As dry season approaches, water scarcity becomes one of the major concerns of millions of people living in the capital city Kathmandu every year.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The government has not been able to decide future course of Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) even though it has been nearly two and half months since CMC -- the Italian contractor -- abandoned the project site.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Melamchi Water Supply Development Board has already prepared contract documents for remaining works of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) after terminating contract with Italian contractor for tunnel and headworks – Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna – of the project.

KATHMANDU, March 4: With the work at the Melamchi Water Supply Project stalled since the past several weeks following the exit of the project’s Italian contractor, the security guards and locals have started stealing valuable construction materials from the project site.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The government has already terminated contract with Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna (CMC) and there is no legal ground for the Italian contractor to return to work.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Water Supply Secretary Gajendra Thakur has been transferred following a dispute with Bina Magar, the line minister, on Tuesday over whether to let the Italian construction company complete the remaining work on the Melamchi Drinking Water Project.

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

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: A dispute has surfaced between the Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar and Secretary Gajendra Kumar Thakur over whether to assign ongoing Melamchi Drinking Water Project to the Italian CMC Company yet again.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Ministry of Water Supply has failed to make assessment of remaining works of Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP), despite its commitment to do so at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Meclamchi Khanepani Aayojana Pidit Sangharsha Samiti has demanded with the government to provide salaries and allowances to around 800 staffers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Parliament’s Development and Technology Committee has directed the government to make concrete work plan to complete the remaining works of Melamchi Water Supply Project and award the contract through special procurement provision.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government will have to spend about Rs 300 million to bring the Melamchi water to Kathmandu Valley under temporary arrangement, according to officials concerned.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Officials have vowed to complete the remaining work of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) by awarding a new contract through a fast-track process. The decision to award the contract will be made through a cabinet decision as a special arrangement allowed by the Public Procurement Act.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government is set to issue a notice of contract termination to Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor of Melamchi Water Supply Project, on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government is set to issue a notice of contract termination to Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor of Melamchi Water Supply Project, on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Project managers and staffers of Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor of Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP), have not returned to Nepal despite making commitment to return to work by the first week of January after celebrating Christmas and New Year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor for Melamchi water Supply Project, has started bargain with the government through its local agents to come to resume works, according to government sources.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Italian contractor company undertaking civil works of Melamchi Water Supply Project has pledged to return to work after a week.  In a letter sent to the Ministry of Water Supply, the Italian company CMC di Ravenna has said that its staff will return to work after celebrating the New Year, according to Gajendra Thakur, secretary at the ministry.

No trust over CMC De Ravenna

December 24, 2018 19:52 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 24 Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has said there was no environment to trust the CMC De Ravenna company to complete the remaining work of the Melamchi project.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Prime Minister KP Oli has instructed Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar and concerned officials of Melamchi Water Supply Project to continue with the project works to finish it by the stipulated deadline, unperturbed by the latest developments.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Parliament's finance committee has discussed about the Melamchi Water Project with Minister Bina Magar and other officials of Water Supply and Sanitation.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 20: After the Italian contractor for the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) left the project site with an apparent intention to abscond, nearly 1,000 Nepali workers have found themselves in the lurch, with their salaries not paid since two months .

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The Ministry of Water Supply reiterated its commitment to complete the Melamchi Drinking Water Project within the stipulated deadline.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Italian firm Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna has won two other major contracts in the last 18 months, probably due to a good track record in the tunnel work in Melamchi. But the apparent attempt to abscond by key staff and also poor financial health back in Italy have put at risk one major independent power producer in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Police have briefly detained eight staffers of the Italian contractor for the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP), who were apparently trying to abscond, and released them after confiscating their passports.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 17: The long-drawn-out dispute between the government and Italian contractor has surfaced after the former seized passports of the contractor involved in the main tunnel construction of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, putting the fate of Malamchi project on hold.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The government confiscated the passports of the eight foreign workers including the contractor of Melamchi Drinking Water Supply Project Christiano Cruso involved in the construction of the project, on Monday.

2 arrested with 2 kg fake gold

December 11, 2018 07:58 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Police on Monday arrested two persons from Bauddha with two kilograms of fake gold.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Secretary at the Ministry of Water Supply (MoWS), Gajendra Thakur, has claimed that the construction work of the much-awaited Melamchi Water Supply Project will be completed within two months.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Melamchi Water Supply Project has been asked to pay its Italian contractor Rs 350 million after the latter claimed compensation for lack of a working environment due to earthquake and the Indian blockade.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Kathmandu Valley was eagerly awaiting this year's Dashain festival. After all, the authorities had promised that the Valley would finally be able to quench its thirst with water from the Melamchi River before the festival bid farewell.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The then State Minister for Physical Planning and Works Sanjaya Kumar Sah did not return the Toyota Prado car, which he used in the capacity of state minister, to Melamchi Water Supply Project. Police recovered the car with registration number Ba 4 Cha 1503 left in broken state in a forest in Mahottari district some two years ago.

Melamchi project: Works on 7.3-km left

October 15, 2018 16:57 pm

CHAUTARA, Oct 15: Works on 7.3 kilometers in length have been left to be carried out to complete the construction of a tunnel under the much-awaited Melamchi Water Supply Project.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The long wait of Kathmandu Valley folks of getting drinking water from the Melamchi Drinking Water Project will be over within the next two months.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The government has said that Melamchi water will reach Kathmandu by the end of September. Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has assured that the water will reach Sundarijal for treatment before being supplying to each household.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 3: Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has expedited works to lay down water pipeline in the Kathmandu Valley, following breakthrough in tunnel digging to bring Melamchi water to Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Six hundred eighty-four kilometers water supply pipeline has been installed so far under the Melamchi Water Supply Project.

KATHMANDU, April 13: With the completion of the excavation of 26-km tunnel, the much-awaited supply of drinking water as part of the Melamchi Water Supply Project is a step closer to the residents of Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has announced the completion of the much-awaited construction of the tunnel digging work under the  Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) on Thursday.

The tunnel breakthrough took place in the 7.5 km Sindhu Gyalthum section. The  two other major sections were already dug through before this.

KATHMANDU, APRIL 10- The much-awaited construction work of the tunnel of the Melamchi Water Supply Project has been completed on Tuesday. The project which began in 1998 has been completed after a span of 20 long years.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 15: Tunneling work of Melamchi Drinking Water Project is in its last leg.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13 (RSS): A breakthrough in the Melamchi water project's tunnel construction has been expected within the next 20 days if things go according to plan.  The tunnel construction is the important part of the long-awaited project.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Water of the much-awaited Melamchi project will be distributed via existing water pipelines to the households of Kathmandu valley until the supply will be transferred to the new distribution system, according to government officials.