PM wants to end drinking water woes in Kathmandu at earliest

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday directed officials to end drinking water woes in the Kathmandu Valley as soon as possible.

After the success of making the Kathmandu load shedding-free, PM Dahal called stakeholders to make people's access to drinking water easier, informed the PM’s Secretariat.

"The issue is not lack of water, but lack of management of the water resources," PM added.

Officials from the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur and security personnel were present in the meeting.

The PM has also directed the KUKL officials to collect due tariffs from consumers at the earliest.

Furthermore, PM Dahal also directed the concerned authorities to expedite construction works under the Melamchi Drinking Water Project in order to ease the water supply within the Valley.