Aug 29, 2022
On 24th August 2022, the 3 water supply schemes built under the PIWAAI, namely, Kalidaha Khadkathok WSS, Adherikhola Sunkhani WSS and Kadamphed Pipaltar WSS was handed over to the Melamchi Municipality during the Inauguration and Handover Ceremony chaired by Mr. Aitaman Tamang Tamang Shyangbo Aaitaman, Mayor of Melamchi Municipality, with the presence of Mr. Kiran Deep Khadka, Chairperson of Melamchi Ward no 9, WUC representatives, beneficiaries of all three schemes along with project team. As the mayor pledged to keep the schemes maintained and repaired, he said “Although ISAP has built the infrastructures for us, we hold the key to either break it or make it. Therefore, I request you to take care of the scheme like your own, and we are always here to help you with any issue that may arise. I am very much thankful towards the organization and hope for the support in near future.”
The project has benefited 36 households in Sunkhani, 25 households in Pipaltar and 25 households in Khadkathok., 68 years old Mr. Ram Bahadur Tamang, WUC chairperson of Sunkhani and a VMW, expressed immense appreciation to the team and said that “The team faced many hardships during the construction and worked constantly to complete the scheme, ignoring the time of the day or the weather.” He also recalled how children, women and elderly suffered from different water borne diseases due to unsafe drinking water and so thanked ISAP for saving lives of the people in the community. As a spokesperson of the community, he made an assurance of using his position and the skills learnt from the organization in the rightful manner to preserve the infrastructures.
Mr. Kiran Deep Khadka, chairperson of Melamchi ward no 9, reminded the community members to be responsible and accountable towards the structures built in their community. He expressed his gratitude to the organization for training the community members with important skills and requested them to utilize those skills to ensure sustainability. The ceremony came to a successful conclusion as the beneficiaries, and the local government proclaiming their commitment to contribute towards sustainability of the structures.
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