KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 13
During the lockdown, supply of both construction materials and workforce was badly disrupted, thereby delaying the process.
Information Officer at Melamchi Drinking Water Project Rajendra Prasad Pant informed that construction of the tunnel and head box was scheduled to have been completed before January next year but it is now impossible.
Citing the obstructions created by the coronavirus and subsequent lockdown, the project term will be now extended for six more months. “We hope the project activities will be completed by April,” Pant added.
In July, water was supplied from the temporary reservoir to test the tunnel but once construction has been completed, water will be supplied to the tunnel through the head box.
Meanwhile, the project has