The executive director of Town Development Fund Mr. Maniram Singh Mahat and the chairperson of Kapasetar Dulegauda Co-finance Bijaynagar Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC), Tanau, Mr. Than Prakash Neupane signed a loan agreement of NRs. 34,501,800.00 for “Kapasetar Sahalagani Khanepani tatha Sarsafai Aayojana, Tanahu” under the Co-financing Water Supply and Sanitation Project on 6 December 2018 (BS 2075/08/20) at Town Development Fund Office, Kathmandu. The total loan amount is 20.00% of the contract cost of NRs. 172,509,572.00. The rest 70% will be provided by the Government of Nepal through co-financing project and the remaining 10.00% will be the matching fund contributed by WUSC as an upfront cash.
The project service area covers ward number 3 &4 of the Suklagandaki Municipality with 24 hours continuous supply of potable water, as recommended by Nepal Drinking Water Quality Standard (NDWQS) guidelines. The project will directly benefit the population of 9,500.00 living in 1,350.00 households now, fulfilling the estimated demand.
The major components of the project includes deep Tube Wells, Pressure Filter Unit, Chlorination Unit, Water Testing Laboratory, Reservoir tank, Transmission line, distribution line, House Connection, Office Building, Fire hydrant, Generator Shed and pump house, and Electrical Facilities. The project is expected to be completed by June 2019.