By Our Correspondent Banepa, June 23: Under the support and facilitation from the federal government, Bagmati Provincial government and donor agencies, around 100 irrigation projects were initiated within the fiscal year 2021/22 across Kavrepalanchowk district.
According to Water Resources and Irrigation Development Office (WRIDO) in Kavrepalanchowk, among 16 projects started in the previous fiscal year, eight have been completed.
“Among the multi-purpose irrigation projects, 15 will come into operation by the end of this fiscal year,” said Er. Dipak Thapa, information officer for the WRIDO, Kavre.
Thapa added, “Bagmati Province government had allocated budget for 21 projects. Works have been completed in 15 projects and the rest will be completed by 2021/22.”
The provincial government had allocated a total budget of Rs. 244.2 million to the office out of which Rs. 157.9 million has been spent.
Similarly, Asian Development Bank had provided a support of Rs. 62.8 million for three projects under the community-based irrigation area project. The three projects have been completed.
The government of Kuwait, under Irrigation Management Transfer Project, had provided Rs. 25.7 million for three multi-year projects. “About 70 per cent of the works on the projects supported by the Kuwait government will be completed by the end of this fiscal year,” said Thapa.
The federal government has provided a total of Rs. 132 million for the office out of which Rs. 41.3 million has been spent.
“A nine-kilometre concrete canal, a 600-metre HDPE pipe canal, 40 irrigation infrastructures and a 1,600 metre embankment for flood and landslide has been completed under the support of federal and provincial government in 2021/22,” said Thapa.