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Note of GWP Nepal/JVS for next GWP strategy
By Upendra Gautam
Contamination in water bodies in the Sagarmatha National Park and its Buffer Zone (SNPBZ) has accelerated in recent years, thanks to the influx of visitors and the increase in human waste, stated a recent survey carried out in the Everest region.
A small town water supply and sanitation sector project in Nepal is empowering the Tharu minority and keeps students in school.
Parsa, Nepal—A gleaming white tower looms behind Parsa Bazaar, easily visible over the sprawl of shops, restaurants, honking buses, and homes along Nepal's main East-West Highway. It is an overhead tank, 20 meters high, and it helps provide nearly 2,000 households in the town with something not available in Kathmandu - a clean, 24-hour supply of drinking water.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending an $80 million loan to Nepal for water distribution improvements which will benefit more than 2.72 million people in the densely populated Kathmandu Valley.