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‘Waterborne diseases up’ Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 June 2016

Drinking WaterKathmandu: Doctors have sounded an alert on risks of various water-borne diseases due to contaminated water and poor hygiene.

“There is an increase in number of cases between 25 and 30 percent who come to visit hospitals suffering from diarrhoea, typhoid and fever, mostly due to poor quality drinking water inside Kathmandu,” said Baburam Marasini, chief of Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under Department of Health Services.

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Sithi Nakha observed in Valley by cleaning traditional wells, spouts Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

well cleaningKathmandu: After witnessing prolonged dry spell that aggravated the drinking water shortage inside the Kathmandu Valley, the local communities have come together to revive the wells and water spouts.

On Friday, local communities in different parts of the Valley observed Sithi Nakha, a Newari festival dedicated to cleaning up traditional wells, water spouts and water sources.

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Pipes laid along 350 km to bring Melamchi water Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI

Melamchi PipelineKATHMANDU: Pipes have been laid down in the Kathmandu Valley along the total stretch of 350 km for the distribution of drinking water to be supplied after the completion of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project.
It is the half of the total length of the pipeline to be installed in the Valley.

Similarly, of the total 61 km stretch of pipeline to be installed for the retail distribution of drinking water, pipes have been laid along only 22 km as of now, according to the Project Implementation Directorate (PID) under the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Project (KUKL).

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Waling declared the cleanest among 217 municipalities Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 June 2016
WalingWaling Municipality in Syangja district has been awarded the cleanest city in the country for this year, followed by Dhankuta and Ilam, the Solid Waste Management Technical Center (SWMTC) announced on Wednesday. “Waling topped the 217 municipalities across the country short-listed by the Center.
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Salvaging sewage Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 June 2016

By SNEHA PANDEY

Waste PondA couple of years ago, a college trip took my classmates and I to the Gujeshwori Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kathmandu. On my part, it was a well-anticipated trip as I had many questions about why the river systems of Kathmandu were so polluted and what was being done to stymie the unrelenting flow of dirty water into the Bagmati. In retrospect, I was convinced that all the sewage channels to the rivers must be completely blocked and all the waste water redirected. Where? I had no idea. But I was convinced that there had to be a sustainable solution.

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