SINDHUPALCHOK, Dec 17: Speaker Devraj Ghimire has called for restoring the supply of water from Melamchi to Kathmandu at the earliest possible.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Water supply from Melamchi will be stopped for some time from May 15 for regular maintenance work.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: It will cost more than Rs 23 billion to distribute the water of Melamchi River to the locations outside the ring road area of the Kathmandu Valley.

SINDHUPALCHOK, Nov 28: The Melamchi Water Supply Project has started releasing water to the tunnel from the headworks (source of origin) at Ambathan in Helambu from Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Water supply from the Melamchi Drinking Water Project will be resumed from November after the cleaning of headworks is completed in the stipulated time.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The supply of drinking water from Melamchi River is being resumed from Sunday after the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) filled the reservoir in Sundarijal on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Despite the government’s commitment to resume water supply to the Kathmandu Valley from the Melamchi River by mid-April, it seems unlikely because of the slow pace of maintenance work at the project site.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Citing a delay in the resumption of water supply through the Melamchi Drinking Water Project (MDWP), the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has stepped up efforts for alternative mechanism to supply an additional 10 million liters of water daily in the Kathmandu Valley.

Prime Minister Oli discharges water from the Melamchi River into the Bagmati River amidst special function in Sundarijal

Udaypur, October 11: A remote village here which struggled for clean drinking water for three decades has found the piped water supply, thanks to Gorkha Welfare Trust (GWT), the organization of the retired Gorkhas which made it possible.

MYAGDI, Jan 13: Mana Kumari Subedi is already 78. However, this local of Bagarfaat village of Jaljala Rural Municipality – 3 in Parbat district has no option but to fetch water from the Kali Gandaki River which flows nearby her home. If she does not do this, she won't have water at home to drink and for other use because there is no other active member at home.

BIRENDRANAGAR, July 29: Amid gradually disappearing natural water sources and the lack of water supply through government installed taps, Surkhet locals have been facing an acute shortage of water. Water woes have made their life troublesome, they lament. However, even in this situation, this provincial capital of Karnali has not seen any slowdown or brake in the expansion of concrete settlements. The town's population grown has been constant.

KAILALI, July 24: A test conducted in a laboratory of the Federal Drinking Water Supply and Waste Management Project at Dhangadhi has found the presence of E coli bacteria in the drinking water supplied to the people living in eastern areas of Tikapur Municipality.

Water crisis worsens in Mugu towns

June 17, 2019 09:00 am

MUGU, June 17: There is an acute water crisis in several towns and villages of Mugu district. Locals of Bhamwada, Karkiwada, Kotila, Ghattakhel, Jhakot, Ryangchyakati, Lums, Kamfa, Ghat, and Runga, among other areas are struggling with the acute water shortage.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo on Tuesday participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Project for Improvement of Water Supply in Pokhara.

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, 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, 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.