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MWSDB – Melamchi Water Supply Project – Nepal - Project Profile

MWSDB – Melamchi Water Supply Project – Nepal - Project Profile


"MWSDB – Melamchi Water Supply Project – Nepal- Project Profile" contains information on the scope of the project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts.

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Melamchi Water Supply Development Board (MWSDB) is undertaking the construction of a water treatment plant in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The project involves the construction of a water treatment plant with a treatment capacity of 510 million liters per day (MLD) and is being implemented in three phases with 170MLD in each phase.

The project includes the construction of a raw water regulation basin, a chemical dosing facility, a backwash system, a sedimentation tank, rapid sand filter, chlorination facility, a flocculation tank, a water storage tank, a sludge thickener, a sludge lagoons, a chemical building, and an administrative building, installation of safety systems, and the laying of pipelines.

NJS Consulting Engineers in association with Binne Black & Veatch (International) Ltd, Mott Mac Donald International Ltd and Nepal Consult (P) Ltd has been appointed as FEED contractor.

On January 2, 2012, MWSDB issued invitation for prequalification (IFP) for construction contractor with a submission deadline of March 1, 2012.

In January 2014, Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti C.M.C. di Ravenna was appointed as construction contractor.

The project is being funded by the Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) and Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA).

On February 4, 2014, construction works commenced on the first phase.

A loan application has been submitted to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund the Detail Design Consulting Services (DDCS) of the second phase.

On January 25, 2016, Expression of Interest (EOI) was issued for the DDCS of the second phase with submission date by February 21, 2016.

In December 2016, MWSDB hired a consultant to prepare design of US$100 million second phase.

MWSDB is in the process of preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) expected by the end of 2017 with construction to complete on the second phase by 2021.

Work on second phase will begin in 2019.

In May 2017, ADB allocated US$2.3 million for preparation of the second phase DPR.

Construction works are completed on first phase and planning activities are underway on remaining phases.


The project involves the construction of a water treatment plant with a treatment capacity of 510MLD at Sundarijal in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The US$531 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a raw water regulation basin

2. Construction of chemical dosing facility

3. Construction of backwash system

4. Construction of sedimentation tank

5. Construction of rapid sand filter

6. Construction of chlorination facility

7. Construction of a flocculation tank

8. Construction of a water storage tank

9. Construction of a sludge thickener

10. Construction of sludge lagoons

11. Construction of a chemical building

12. Construction of an administrative building

13. Installation of safety systems

14. Laying of pipelines

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