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Valley to get 170 million liters of water from Melamchi Project by next year

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KATHMANDU — The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has said that the Melamchi Project will bring 170 million liters water into the Kathmandu valley by next year.

Spokesperson at the Ministry, Shanker Prasad Subedi, said that the completion of Melamchi Drinking Water Project is expected to complete within next one year.

The Kathmandu valley is getting just 80 million liters of water each day against the demand of around 260 million litres.

It said Kathmandu’s water needs will be met after Melamchi project is completed.

Kathmandu denizens have been meeting their water needs from different sources including rivers, rivulets as well as underground water.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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