KUKL to supply water five days a week in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Water supply in the Kathmandu valley has been increased by 30 million litres daily as of Saturday.

According to the Kathmandu Valley Drinking Water Project Implement Directorate (KUKLPID), there will be more water coming to 70,000 water taps in the valley.

Inaugurating the additional supply of water to the drinking water distribution network of the valley, Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara stressed that the government should ensure people's right to safe drinking water, a fundamental right established by the Constitution.

On the occasion, Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar said the service recipients will now be able to enjoy two hours of water supply five days a week. It was only two hours once a week before.

The added volume of water is expected to benefit 840,000 population in the valley every day, according to the project Director Tiresh Prasad Khatri.