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Melamchi Drinking Water Project


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Melamchi Drinking Water Project was initiated in Nepal. It was supposed to be completed in between 5 years, but due to many reasons, it is not completed till now. So, it is one of the most unsuccessful project in the history of Nepal.

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Melamchi Drinking Water Project

  1. 1. Melamchi Water Supply Project, Nepal Presented By Ujjwal Kumar Joshi
  2. 2. Introduction Melamchi Water Supply Development Board (MWSDB) has been established by the government of Nepal in November 9, 1990 as an implementing agency of Melamchi Water supply project. Constitutions designations: of the MWSDB comprised the following Chairman The Secretary Ministry of Physical Planning and Works Member Representative, Ministry Member Representative, Ministry of Water of Finance Resources Member Mayor, Kathmandu Metropolitan City Member Secretary Executive Director, Melamchi Supply Development Board Water
  3. 3. Objectives • The primary objective of the Project is to improve the continual shortage of water in Kathmandu Valley on a sustainable long-term basis, and thereby to improve the health and well-being of its inhabitants, particularly the poor. • The project is designed to serve good quality drinking water as per World Health Organization’s guideline to feed in improved distribution network as set out by the Melamchi Water Supply Project. • Further to this, project also aims a reliable, affordable, consumer oriented and sustainable water supply and sanitation services in the Kathmandu Valley.
  4. 4. Project Financing The MWSP was projected to cost US$ 464 million in 2000 prices. According to the original financial plan, the major sponsors were: • • • • • • • • ADB shouldered the largest financing share (US$120 million equivalent) World Bank (US$80 million) Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), US$52 million equivalent) NORAD (US$28 million equivalent) SIDA(US$ 25 million equivalent), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA, $18 million equivalent) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Fund for International Development (OFID/OPEC) ($14 million equivalent), NDF ($9 million equivalent). The Government's original financing share in the MWSP was $ 118 million equivalent. The current financing plan and sources to respective project task has been described below: 1 Government of Nepal (GON) 2 Asian Development Bank (ADB) 3 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 4 Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 5 Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
  5. 5. Project Description The Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) is considered to be the most viable long term alternative to ease the chronic water shortage situation within the Kathmandu Valley. The Project is designed to divert about 170 million litres of fresh water to Kathmandu Valley from the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk district. Augmenting this supply by adding about a further 170 Million liters each from the Yangriand Larke rivers, which lie in the upstream proximity of Melamchi are also Being investigated as future supply sources. The MWSP originally comprised four parts: i) infrastructure development; ii) social and environmental support; iii) institutional reforms; and iv) project implementation support.
  6. 6. Facts…… But the Project is still going on even though it was estimated to be completed within 10 years and US $ 464 millions, it has exceeded it’s time period and even the finance, due to the Political disputes, corruption and the dissatisfaction of the local people residing there.
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  8. 8. Any Questions………………..