Suntakhan water project in progress

Autumn 2017: During a three-week project visit we were able to see for ourselves the progress of the water project, which is largely funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as by other institutional and individual donors, in addition to the commitment of the volunteer members. The conditions on site are difficult due to the remote and hilly location, but the Nepalese make up for this with their high level of skill and personal commitment. We were able to witness how in several sections the reinforced concrete structures of the two water reservoirs grew to a considerable height. The project is supervised by civil engineers from the Municipality of Gorkaneshwor. In a professional manner, a new, earthquake-proof facility is thus being created, which will provide a stable supply of clean drinking water to around 80 households in the Suntakhan region. The goal of completing the two tanks and the spring inflows within this calendar year seems very realistic.
About 400 people live in the affected region. Most of them make their living from agriculture. Since the former water supply was completely destroyed by the earthquakes in 2015, the inhabitants have to walk long distances to get water and also have to accept surface water. In addition, this situation has led to a significant decline in regional agricultural production, the essential livelihood of the people in the region.
Together with our partner organisation Long Yang e.V. in Germany and the village committee in Suntakhan, we have started to restore the drinking water supply. Together with the villagers, we want to build two water tanks here, which can supply up to 50,000 litres of drinking water a day in any season. The entire facility will be earthquake-proof and will collect high-quality water from surrounding springs.

water tank
water tank