Japanese assistance to Dhulikhel water project

KATHMANDU: Japan said it was extending a financial assistance to the Dhulikhel Hospital and a village near the Kavrepalanchok district headquarters for installation of a water purification system.

he Government of Japan is providing the Kathmandu University an assistance of Rs 8.828 million for the installation at its teaching hospital, the Dhulikhel Hospital, and nearby Ravi Opi village on the outskirts of Dhulikhel.

The support is under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme of the Government of Japan in Fiscal Year 2016, the Kathmandu-based Japanese Embassy informed in a statement today.

The KU will work with E&T, a private company, to implement the project.

A grant contract relating to this project is scheduled to be signed and exchanged at the Embassy of Japan to Nepal on Tuesday, between Charge d’Affaires of Japan to Nepal, Shinya Machida and KU Vice-Chancellor Ram Kantha Makaju.

Implementing the project, the grant aims to improve quality of the water there, the statement informed.

Till the end of Nepal's 13th periodic plan (FY 2014/15-2016/17), 83.60 per cent of population in the country have the access to drinking water.