‘Birgunj environment reform project to be completed within two months’

Birgunj, October 14

The contractor of Middle Town Integrated Urban Environmental Reform Project in Birgunj Metropolitan City launched three years ago has pledged to complete the project within two months.

The project’s technical chief Sailendra Shrestha said work under the project was in full swing. Shrestha briefed BMC Mayor Bijay Sarawagi about the progress of the project during the latter’s field visit. Mayor Sarawagi, leading an inspection team, took stock of project sites including Padam Road, the landfill site, Adarshanagar and Mairam Pond. The personal secretary to the mayor, Tawrej Alam said the mayor instructed the project officials to complete the project in time bearing in mind plights of BMC residents for want of proper waste management and sewer system.

The contractor’s representative Thakur Dhakal said 90 per cent of the work was over. The project started in 2014 funded by Asian Development Bank and the Municipal Development Fund of then Birgunj municipality.  Under the project, pipes will be laid across a 53-km distance and a 42. 2-km long sewer will be constructed.

The Chinese company CTCE and the Nepali company Kalika Construction were awarded the contract of the project worth Rs 3,48, 360,1000.