Bhojpur, November 11
Construction of a drinking water project has started with an investment of around Rs 500 million to solve drinking water crisis in the district headquarters and the surroundings of Bhojpur.
Bhojpur Municipality Mayor Kailash Kumar Aale laid the foundation stone of a water tank at Kafle in the municipality yesterday.
Silichung Drinking Water and Main Consumers’ Committee Chair Prabin Suwal said the drinking water project was under Small Urban Drinking Water and Sanitation Project. The committee bears the responsibility of supplying drinking water in the district.
Construction of the project started after the government invested 70 per cent of the total project cost, 25 per cent was managed from the municipal development fund and the local consumers invested the remaining 5 per cent.
Suwal said as many as 2,280 households in wards 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 of Bhojpur Municipality would benefit from the project.
According to Suwal, the project’s transmission line will be 36 kilometres and distribution line 76 kilometres.
Water will be distributed from the water source of Tinbhangale in Temkemaiyum Rural Municipality.
Huwasui Kankai JV had borne the responsibility of completing the project within two years. The contractor company expressed its commitment to accomplish the work within the deadline if obstructions do not crop up.
A version of this article appears in print on November 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.