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 TankaPrasad Ghumti Sadak

Government of Nepal
Melamchi Sub-Project 2

Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited
Project Implementation Directorate (PID)

Result of Technical Evaluation of Bids for Contract No.: PID-KUKL /Office Building/NCB/ 2079/80; Construction of Administrative Building for PID, KUKL at Dhobighat, Lalitpur     ADDENDUM No. 4 Bids No: PID-KUKL /Office Building/NCB/ 2079/80 for Construction of Administrative Building for PID, KUKL at Dhobighat, Lalitpur     Approved BES of Gokarna Sewer Network     Addendum No-1 for Bids Contract No.- KUKL/WW-/SN-04 Sewer Network Development Works in Gokarna     -     -    

About Us

Welcome to KUKL-PID

Government of Nepal has accorded a high priority to the task of providing safe and adequate drinking water in an equitable manner to the people of Kathmandu Valley. Residents of Kathmandu valley have been suffering from the hardship caused due to lack of adequate and safe drinking water for a long time. The Government started Melamchi Water Supply Project in December 2000, to solve the chronic drinking water shortage in valley on a sustainable manner.

Melamchi Project envisages transfer of 510 MLD water to Kathmandu Valley from Melamchi, Yangri and Larke Rivers of Sindhupalchowk District. Phase 1 of the Project includes diversion of 170 MLD water from Melamchi through 26.5 km long water tunnel capable to carry 540 MLD, which would be treated at Sundarijal Water Treatment Plant in Kathmandu and distributed through a Bulk Distribution System (BDS) of about 77 km with 10 newly constructed service reservoirs located at different places of the Valley. These reservoirs will supply water to household via entirely new distribution system called Distribution Network Improvement (DNI). Currently, 1045 km DNI has been completed and 720 km is under construction. In addition to ADB financing the Government of Nepal has allocated funds from its own resources for completion of some DNIs within the Ring Road of Kathmandu Valley and a second transmission line of 11 km pipes is being laid from Sundarijal to Chabahil in order to transport all the water to be received from Melamchi, Yangri and Larke Rivers.

In Phase 2, GON has planned to divert Yangree and Larke Rivers with assistance from ADB which will supply additional 170 MLD water from each river. It includes construction of 11 km tunnel, 2 number of Headworks and additional 340 MLD Water Treatment Plant at Sundarijal WTP premise. Similarly, additional Bulk Distribution Systems (BDS) and Distribution Network Improvement (DNI) will be implemented to completely cover the KUKL service area, which is spread across all the Municipalities of the Kathmandu Valley

Initially, the Melamchi Water Supply Project was designed to implement all of these activities under the umbrella of the Melamchi Water Supply Development Board, but later in February 2008, the project was restructured into Subprojects 1 & 2 for its efficient implementation. Under Subproject 1, construction of 510 MLD capacity Melamchi Tunnel and construction of a 170 MLD Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at Sundarijal has been assigned to the Melamchi Water Supply Development Board (MWSDD).

As of now, the construction of the entire tunnel have been fully completed and commissioned, however, the Headworks were yet to be completed and interrupted due to June 2021 flood which damaged the Headworks severely and other associated structures including the river banks on the upstream of the river. The completion of the works under Phase 1 is pre-requisite for successful completion of the Phase-2 works described hereunder.

Scope of Sub-Project 2, being implemented by the Project Implementation Directorate (PID) of Kathmandu Upatayaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) includes Water Supply works and Sewerage works through ADB assistance and the government's own resources. There are 3 water sector projects currently under implementation by PID, 2 of them with the assistance of ADB and one with the GON only financing. One project with financing of ADB has been completed and closed. Water Supply Projects include construction of about 10 service reservoirs at various locations in the Valley (Mahankalchaur, Bansbari, Paani Pokhari, Balaju, Khumaltar, Arubari, Tigni, Katunje and Kritipur), construction of a 77 km Bulk Distribution System (BDS) pipelines to supply water from Sundarijal WTP to the service reservoirs. Likewise, Distribution Network Improvement (DNI) works is designed to supply water to every household through laying of about 1000 km pipe line network. The above mentioned works are now completed but some length of DNI are yet to be commissioned and delayed due to non-availability of Melamchi water

Some DNI works of about 700 km are under implementation with GON funding and design of approximately 1500 km of DNIs are near to completion and ready for implementation. These works can be started immediately as the funding is available.

Similarly, 5 Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) of approximately 138 MLD capacity in six different locations of the Valley are under construction including 2 Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS). One of the WWTPs at Guheshowri with capacity 32.4 MLD has been completed and is in operation. Likewise, 30 km of Interceptor sewers have been constructed along the rivers Hanumante, Manohara and Khasyang Khusung and about 8 km of sewer networks is under construction or planned.

There is a need of more WWTPS and DEWATS to be constructed for the treatment of wastewater in different parts of Kathmandu Valley in order to maintain the river system of the Valley alive. PID is planning for implementation of additional WWTPS and DEWATS with preparation of preliminary design of the facilities.

For the efficient management of water and wastewater systems in Kathmandu Valley, four key entities have been established under the Ministry of Water Supply. These are: (i) the Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Management Board (KVWSMB), asset owner of water and wastewater systems within the Kathmandu Valley; (ii) the Water Supply Tariff Fixation Commission (WSTFC) responsible for the economic regulation of the sector; (iii) the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) in charge of operating the assets under lease and license from KVWSMB, and (iv) Project Implementation Directorate (PID) for developing the water and wastewater related assets within the Kathmandu Valley.

Er. Rajendra Sapkota 

Project Director

Contact Details

(+977) 1 570 5086 -

Er. Chandra Kumar Pan Shrestha  

Information Officer

Contact Details

(+977) 1 570 5086 pidkukl@gmail.com

Message From Project Director

On behalf of Project Implementation Directorate (PID), Kathmandu Upatayaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), I welcome you to our website.

The Government of Nepal is committed to providing reliable, equitable and safe drinking water and sanitation services to the residents of Kathmandu Valley. At PID, our multi-diverse professional team is working relentlessly towards completing the construction of water and sanitation infrastructure. In terms of numbers, this entails: approximately 1200 km new pipe network, 10 new water service reservoirs, 45 km new interceptors, and 5 new wastewater treatment plants in different locations in Kathmandu within 2020. This is being implemented under Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project (KVWSIP) and Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project (KVWMP) supported by Asian Development Bank.All the construction works are in full swing.

Er. Rajendra Sapkota 

Project Director

New investments planned in subsequent phases will help expand infrastructure works outside Ring Road and other areas within Kathmandu Valley. Our efforts are aimed at developing water infrastructure necessary to secure safe and sufficient water for every household through a 27.5-km-long Melamchi tunnel, and ensuring that Kathmandu rivers flow cleaner and faster through treated sewerage systems by constructing wastewater treatment plants and installing sewer pipes.

As part of tests aimed at commissioning the new distribution system that will convey water once it is received through the Melamchi tunnel, flushing of Bulk Distribution System pipeline is being carried out before moving on to smaller pipes.

Despite our hard work, people in Kathmandu Valley may have to face some inconvenience during the implementation of the projects. As this is once-in-a-lifetime event, I humbly request respected fellow citizens of Kathmandu to bear with these difficulties. Through this website, we have attempted to inform and disseminate our works. Should you have any questions or feedback, we very much appreciate and look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your support, understanding and cooperation.


यस आयोजना कार्यान्वयन निर्देशनालयको लागि सुरक्षा गार्ड सेवा उपलब्ध गराउने सम्बन्धी बोलपत्र आव्हान गरिएकाे सुचना

Result of Technical Evaluation of Bids for Contract No.: PID-KUKL /Office Building/NCB/ 2079/80; Construction of Administrative Building for PID, KUKL at Dhobighat, Lalitpur

Technical Bid Opening Record For PID-KUKL /Office Building/NCB/ 2079/80 for Construction of Administrative Building for PID, KUKL at Dhobighat, Lalitpur

ADDENDUM No. 4 Bids No: PID-KUKL /Office Building/NCB/ 2079/80 for Construction of Administrative Building for PID, KUKL at Dhobighat, Lalitpur

ADDENDUM No. 3 Bids No: PID-KUKL /Office Building/NCB/ 2079/80 for Construction of Administrative Building for PID, KUKL at Dhobighat, Lalitpur

Progress Report

S.No. Name of Packages Total Quantity of Work (km) Cummulative Progress Percentage (km%) Download
Km %
1 Bulk Distribution System 0 (Loan No -1820) 9.46 km 9.46 km 100% -
2 Bulk Distribution System 1 (Loan No -2776) 11.26 km 11.06 km 98.22% -
3 Bulk Distribution System 2 (Loan No -2776) 27.00 km 26.97 km 98.22% -
4 Bulk Distribution System - 3 (Loan No -2776) 15.97 km 15.08 km 96.85% -
5 Bulk Distribution System - 4 (Loan No -3225) 14.29 km 14.01 km 98.03% -
6 Laying of Transmission Main from Sundarijal to Chabahil Chowk, and Construction of Related Civil Structures (KUKL/BDS-05) 25.78 Km 0.45 km 1.74% -
Total of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 103.76 Km 77.31 Km 74.50 %
S.No. Name of Packages Total Quantity of Work (km) Cummulative Progress Percentage (km%) Download
1 Distribution Network Improvement Works (Package -1) KUKL/DNI/01/04 Pipe Laying : 303.03 KM
HHC: 26,889
Pipe Laying 303.03 Km
HHC: 26,484
2 Distribution Network Improvement Works (Package -2) KUKL/DNI/01/05 Pipe Laying : 320.17 Km
HHC : 30,634
Pipe Laying 317.01 Km
H.H.C : 25,849
3 Distribution Network Improvement Works (Package -3) KUKL/DNI/01/06 Pipe Laying : 168.83 Km
HHC : 12,414
Pipe Laying 168.83 Km
H.H.C. :12,409
4 Distribution Network Improvement Works (Package -4) KUKL/DNI/01/07A Pipe Laying : 228.06 Km
HHC : 32,637
Pipe Laying 228.06 Km
HHC : 17,583
5 Distribution Network Improvement Works (Package -5) KUKL/DNI-9A-01 KAPAN (GoN) Pipe Laying : 160.00 Km
HHC : 8229
Pipe Laying 69.02 Km
HHC : 4036
6 Distribution Network Improvement Works (Package -6) KUKL/DNI/01/7B (GoN) Pipe Laying : 224.37 Km
HHC : 25,132
Pipe Laying 96.10 Km
HHC : 6721
7 Distribution Network Improvement Works (Package -7) KUKL/DNI/01/7C (GoN) Pipe Laying : 249.18 Km
HHC : 19,960
Pipe Laying 103.18 Km
HHC : 6865
8 Distribution Network Improvement Works (Package -8) KUKL/DNI/9A-Mandikhatar (GoN) Pipe Laying : 130.29 Km
HHC : 14198
Pipe Laying 35.97 Km
HHC : 400
Total of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Pipe Laying : 1783.93 Km
HHC : 170,093
Pipe Laying 1321.20 Km
HHC : 100,711
S.No. Name of Packages Capacity (MLD) / Total Quantity of work (Km) Cummulative Progress Percentage (%) Download
Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs)
1 Rehabilitation and Expansion of WWTPs at Guheshwori (TP-01) 32.4 MLD 100 -
2 Construction of WWTPs at Sallaghari, Kodku and Dhobighat (TP-02) 68.7 MLD 26.81
3 Construction of WWTP at Dhobighat (TP-03) 37 MLD 71.5 -
4 Construction of DEWATS at Gokarna and Hanumanghat (DEWATS-01) 3.5 MLD 0.5 -
Interceptors/ Sewer Network Total Quantity Of Work(KM) Cummulative Progress (KM)
5 Construction of Intercepting Sewerage System along Hanumante River (IS-01) Pipe Laying : 25.33 Km 16.83 Km -
6 Extension and Construction of Intercepting Sewerage System along Manohara River (IS-02) 11.63 Km 5.82 Km
7 Construction of Sewer Collectors along Kashyang Khusung River (IS-03) 7.67 Km 7.1 Km
8 Sewer Rehabiliation in the Core City of Area of Lalitpur Municipality City (SN-03) 2.8 Km 1.14 Km
9 Baluwatar Storm water Management Works 1.23 Km 0.656 Km
S.N. Title Location Capacity Cummulative Progress Percentage (%) Download
S.N. Title Download
1 आयोजना कार्यन्वयन निर्देशनालयको आ. व. २०७६/०७७ को वार्षिक प्रगति विवरण
2 पानी पोखरीको २०७६ जेष्ठ (जुन १५, २०१९) सम्मको प्रगति विवरण
3 Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project, ADB Loan No. 3255 Quarterly Progress Report (October-December, 2018).docx
4 Bi-Annual Environmental Compliance & Monitoring Report --
5 Bi-annual Progress Report of Community Awareness and Participation Consultant (CAPC)
S.N. Title Download


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