Water treatment centre for cleanliness in Bagmati River, PM Deuba says
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba/File Photo
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said a water treatment centre has been developed in the upper belt of the Bagmati River to ensure cleanliness in the river that flows through the Pashupati area.
The PM said arrival of religious tourists will increase in the Pashupatinath area since it is a centre of faith for the Hindus all over the world.
PM Deuba directed the stakeholders to speed up the construction of water treatment plants at Balkumari, Dhobighat, Sallaghari, Hanumanghat, Gokarna and other sites after the completion of the treatment plant at Guheshwori area.
Likewise, Minister for Drinking Water Uma Kant Chaudhary said the government would move ahead by giving priority to the task of water treatment and the government’s sole focus so far is on providing drinking water to the citizens.
Similarly, Minister Chaudhary said water treatment task has not progressed well in the country for lack of coordination among the implementing agencies of the government.
The Ministry stated that the entire works of the drain and sewerage management should be carried out in an integrated approach by maintaining uniformity in its standards and policy.