Loan Agreement Signed for Bijayanagar-Jaluke, Gaidakot, Nawalparasi Water Supply and Sanitation Project under Co-financing

The executive director of Town Development Fund Mr. Maniram Singh Mahat and the chairperson of Bijaynagar Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC), Gaidakot, Nawalparasi, Mr. Bishnu Prasad Sapkota signed a loan agreement of NRs. 15,300,000.00 for “Bijanagar Pumping tatha Sarsafai Sahalagani Aayojana, Nawalparasi” under the Co-financing Water Supply and Sanitation Project on 13 July 2018 (BS 2075/03/29) at Town Development Fund Office, Kathmandu. The total loan amount is 17.11% of the contract cost of NRs.89,408,000.00. The rest 70% will be provided by the Government of Nepal through co-financing project and the remaining 12.89% will be the matching fund contributed by WUSC as an upfront cash.

The project service area covers ward number 6, 7, 8 (Partly) & 9 of the Gaidakot 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 11,943.00 living in 2,817.00 households now, fulfilling the estimated demand.

The major components of the project includes deep Tube Wells, Pressure Filter Unit, Chlorination Unit, Water Testing Laboratory, Overhead 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 30 November 2018.