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Gupha Pokhari water lifting project reaches final stage

Bhojpur, Dec 28: A water lifting project at Gupha Pokhari has reached final stage. Eighty percent works have been completed under the drinking water project. The cost of the project being implemented by the Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office, Bhojpur, is around Rs 30 million.

The project was initiated in the fiscal year, 2077/2078. The development site is however located at Chainpur municipality-1 of neighbouring Sankhuwasabha district. Division Office chief Devnath Singh informed that they had aimed at completing the project within this year.

The undertaking was launched in view of the touristy places as Gupha Pokhari, Suke Pokhari and Jor Pokhari. The people in these areas suffer much from shortage of drinking water. “We’ve prioritized this project to timely ensure water supply to the people here,” Singh said, adding that although the project did not gain pace as expected in the past, it reached the final stage now.

The locals would be handed over the undertaking by the end of this year. Consumers’ committee chair Prakash Acharya shared information that construction of a tank, installation of electricity and expansion of 700-meter long pipe were over. For now, nearly 65 households from touristy area would benefit from the project and number of beneficiaries would increase gradually, according to him.

“Gupha Pokhari is a touristy area which witnesses arrival of thousands of tourists in season, but lack of drinking water was a huge setback. Even the settlements here had not expanded owing to deprivation of essential facility,” he said, expressing hope that the completion of project would contribute significantly to the locals and tourism promotion.

He also expressed happiness over the quick pace of project in recent days. The project site is in a geographically remote area. After the Division Office got a new chief, the undertaking was accelerated, according to secretary of consumer committee, Santosh Limbu.

Even the locals are elated over the imminent completion of drinking water project. Earlier, they had to fetch drinking water after travelling for hours. The project has now lifted up the water from Bhadaure stream located some 700 meters down from the Menchhyamphedi where tank is stationed.

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