Full amount, 170 mln liter Of Water from Melamchi supplied to Kathmandu

Mukunda Gaire / Kathmandu, April 19: Supply of drinking water from the Melmachi River to the Kathmandu Valley has been made in its full capacity, 170 million liter a day, today.

Tiresh Khatri, executive director of Melamchi Water Supply Development Board, informed that full amount of water, 170mln liter, was supplied to the tunnel, from the Melamchi River today.

As a trial, 40 million liters of water was supplied in the system from March 28.

Khatri said that the amount of water supplied to the Kathmandu valley was increased in a step wise fashion, for instance, 80 million liters of water was supplied on April 12, 85 million liters of water was supplied on April 13 and 100 million liters of water will be supplied on 15 April.

Khatri said construction of head box of the project was undergoing and that it will be completed within a month.

Supply of drinking water from the Melamchi river in Kathmandu was started on March 28.

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