|Tuesday, 19 August 2008|
Kathmandu: People of Helambu have called on officials of the Melamchi Water Supply Project to meet their demands before draining water from the hills. According to the existing plan, Melamchi stream is to be drained to the Kathmandu Valley from Helambu.
At a press conference, indigenous people of Helambu demanded that their rights over local resources be safeguarded. The $371 million project aims to supply 160 million litres of water per day to Kathmandu from the Melamchi Valley.