Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project West Nepal achieved another milestone
On 21st May 2019, H.E Ambassador Pertti Anttinen inaugurated Thotneri drinking water and sanitation scheme and declared Jaljala municipality-6, Parbat a ‘Total Sanitation Ward’.
The government of Finland through Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project West Nepal supported WASH activities, which focuses on water but also connects water to health, environment and livelihoods.
During the inauguration HE Anttinen expressed that the project demonstrated an excellent example of partnership between Finland, the local, regional, federal governments of Nepal and the local communities delivering improvements to local people’s livelihoods by putting resources together towards one common purpose.
The project has not only supported improved access to clean drinking water and sanitation to household, schools and health facilities but also empowered rural communities including women and girls. Women and girls no longer have to walk long distances and spend many hours fetching water. Girls can go to school and attend to their schoolwork while mothers have enough time to spend with their children and engage in other economic activities.
Since 2006, the project has served 330 000 people and about 400 public institutions with safe water supply and sanitation facilities in rural areas of 14 districts of Gandaki and province 5.