Jumla to get Rs 2.25 billion water project

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Sinja, Jumla: A drinking water project worth Rs 2.25 billion will be constructed in Jumla district. A detailed project report of the project named Dhaulighat drinking water project has been prepared, and the government has released budget for it, said the project Chief Mahesh Neupane, adding that a contract process has been underway.

Local people are required to provide nine percent labour donation of the total allocated budget, and one percent would be borne by local level. In this regard, a written agreement has been signed between Tatopani and Guthichaur rural municipalities, said Neupane. Steps were ongoing to sign a budget agreement with Chandannath municipality, it is said.

The Karnali State’s pride project targeting around 8,500 households at Chandannath Municipality, Guthichaur and Tatopani rural municipalities in particular is expected to ease scarcity of drinking water in and around the project site, said Raj Bahadur Mahat, coordinator of the civil society, Jumla.