Eptisa participates in the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project in Nepal

This river flows between two of the most important cities of Nepal, Kathmandu and Patan, both potentials for cultural tourism

November 20, 2019

Since August, Eptisa is acting as Project Management and construction supervision consultant for Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project launched by the Government of Nepal through the Ministry of Urban Development of Nepal.

Bagmati River is the symbol of civilization of the Kathmandu Valley. Its water is considered holy, thus used in all the rituals that carries out at household level and in the temples located nearby, being even believed that if ash resulting from incineration is flown into Bagmati River, he/she gets direct entry to the heaven.

This river flows between two of the most important cities of Nepal, Kathmandu, the administrative center of the country, and Patan, famous for its art and culture, so both have great potential for cultural tourism.

Despite the importance of the river and cities, its condition is being deteriorated day by day by several factors such as solid waste dumped into the river, wastewater flowing into the river from the city settlements, dirty river banks covered with wild plants and dilapidated historical monuments located along them, as well as degraded water basin.

To address the growing need of Bagmati River improvement, the Asian Development Bank together with Government of Nepal have financed the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project with a total amount of US$ 78.80 million.

Eptisa, in consortium with the Nepali companies ERMC (P) Ltd, Tech Studio of Engineering, Geocom Pvt Ltd and Building Design Authority, has been contracted as Project Management and construction supervision consultants to carryout construction supervision of three sub-projects mainly:

  • Restoration of monuments,
  • Landscaping along the River Banks and
  • Construction of WWTP under DBO Contract and provide management support to Project Coordination and Management Unit established under High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilization and headed by the Project Director.

 
 Eptisa participates in the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project in Nepal