The Melamchi water supply project (MWSP) is considered to be the most viable long-term alternative to ease the chronic water shortage situation within the Kathmandu valley . The project is designed to divert about 170 MLD of fresh water to Kathmandu valley from the Melamchi river in Sindhupalchowk district . Augmenting this supply by adding about the further 170 MLD each from the Yangri and Larke rivers which lie in the upstream proximately of Melamchi river .
Project is located in Kathmandu and Sindhupalchowk district in the central development region of Nepal.
The intake site is located in the upper part of the Melamchi river basin about 1 km North West of Dorin village and about 0.5 km south east of Ghawakang village at the elevation of about 1425 m.
The project area stretches from the intake at Melamchi River to the outlet at Sundarijal, about 14 km north east of Kathmandu city.
The MWSP was projected to cost US $464 million in 2000 A.D .Out of which financial separation as GON US $118 million and US $ 346 million for donor agencies.
Nepal government (GON) and melamchi water supply development board(MWSDB) has scheduled its completion date sept-2016. Current contractor Italian company CRC has expected completion date before six month of sept-2016. Melanchi is not a day dream of Kathmandu, because monthly work progress report also proofs its reality that it is possible to complete this project in scheduled time. The date is not so far that people of Kathmandu collect water in there tap.It is too late to be pessimistic by complaining only to politicians and others except own self. There is equal role of everyone who exists in this nation to be alert and carefull about this weak condition of Nepal in civil engineering evolution. Almost half of the Nepalese civil engineers and youth manpower are completely dependent upon foreign, although we and our country have higher potentiality than our current demand in any civil engineering field. So it is compulsory to address these major problems in future projects to innovate in Nepal through civil engineering evolution.