Japanese aid for drinking water project
Government of Japan has decided to extend financial assistance of $94,648 (approximately Rs 9,187,481) to Nepali Humanitarian Help Organisation, an NGO in Kathmandu.
According to a press statement of the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu, the grant assistance will be used to construct two water pumps and water pumps houses; three water tanks; thirty one distribution tap stands, and a total of 8,640 meters of pipeline to provide safe drinking water for the people in Chyangli VDC-7, 8 and 9 of Gorkha district. "This area, due to the geo-structure, is very dry and it is difficult to get access to water," said the statement.
The financial assistance is extended under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme of the Government of Japan in Japan's Fiscal Year 2013. The grant contract of the project is scheduled to be signed and exchanged on Tuesday at the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu between Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa and chairman of Nepalese Humanitarian Help Organisation Ram Chandra Kaphle.
The project will provide safe water to 713 households, which is 4,278 people, and it is expected to mitigate diseases caused by unsanitary water and to reduce working hours of women and children by reducing the time they spend fetching water.