A water reservoir and supply system has been installed on the premises of Tribhuvan University (TU) in Kirtipur which has capacity of 50,000 liters.
The reservoir equipped with a water pump and regular electricity back-up will have a continuous supply of drinking water at the rate of three liters per second. The water supply from the project will be adequate for some 3,000 people per day.
The water supply system constructed with financial support of Rs 4.5 million from Oxfam was handed over to the Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Management Board amid a function on Wednesday.
This is done for the preparation of possible disasters like earthquake.
The university premises spread over 875,043 square meter area is the largest one among the 84 open spaces identified in Kathmandu for humanitarian support during disasters.
Addressing the handover ceremony, Yadav Koirala, joint-secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, said the project is a step ahead in disaster preparedness in the Capital.
He further claimed that the government is working to set up three houses with helipads at (Tribhuvan University) TU, (Tribhuvan International Airport) TIA and (National Agricultural Research Centre) NARC for emergency rescue operations.
“The construction is under way at the airport and we will start work at TU and NARC as well,” he further added.