- WWF launches Coastal Project on Water and Sanitation at Kakapir and Soomer villages
- Water for future: Rainwater harvesting drive
- Campaign to preserve groundwater
- URBANISATION PROCESS: Study on vulnerability assesment
- Rainwater harvesting a boon to Lalitpur folk
- Community gets its own supply of water
- Traditional Water management and Machhendranath Festival
- UN HABITAT & UNICEF support promotion of arsenic mitigation options in terai districts of Nepal
- UN Habitat supporting EcoSan Toilet Promotional Campaign in Nagarkot
- Call to preserve traditional water management system
- Urbanisation in the spotlight as world marks first World Cities Day
- Bajura yet to rid itself of Chhaupadi tradition
- M-WASH-CC Formation in Sandhikharka Municipality
- Voice from slum
- World Habitat Day to be observed on Monday
- Squatters to be consulted to resolve their problem
- World Habitat Day 2014 Message of the UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos
- ‘Give Slum Dwellers a Voice’, Secretary-General says in Message for World Habitat Day
- Construction of temporary shelters gaining momentum
- Urban challenges emerging one month after Nepal earthquake.
- Japan and UN-Habitat to provide shelter support in Nepal before and during monsoon
- Nepal: Another 7.3 magnitude earthquake wreaks further havoc
- UN-Habitat ready to support Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery in Nepal
- UN-Habitat Regional Director visit Gamcha
- 'Rebuilding the hearts of people'
- Shelter project team set off for field mission
- Youth Volunteers Revive Over 100 toilets in four days
- Bardiya declared Terai first ODF District
- UN-Habitat promoting safer building solutions
- Relief materials to vulnerable women
- UN-Habitat and IUTC trained urban practitioners in Land Readjustment
- Rebuilding what is holy
- Post-quake urban challenges complex: Padma Sunder Joshi
- Community Information Center formally opened
- Training People on Sustainable and Safer Building Construction
- National level interaction on rebuilding Bungamati
- “Happily shifted in my own Temporary Shelter”
- Illegal settlement sprawl risks up
- Safer Homes
- Rebuilding Nepal
- Beneficiaries’ immediate woes fade away
- GSF programmes empower close to 10 million to end open defecation
Call to make sanitation programme effectivePosted 24 April, 04:21 pm
Kathmandu: The UN Habitat Nepal organised an orientation programme for the sub-grantees of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) Programme in Nepal to make them knowledgeable on GSF Programme in Nepal and its implementing strategies. The orientation programme was organised with an objective of implementing the sanitation development programmes at the local levels of Nepal and making stakeholders knowledgeable about the GSF programme.
Various representatives of National Coordinating Body that formed under the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works were present at the programme and discussed the effective implementations of the master plan and the aim of Millennium Development Goal and national goal in sanitation sector.
Chief of the Environmental Sanitation and Disaster Management Section at the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Khom Bahadur Subedi said the existing service in sanitation sector should be improved for achieving the national goal. He said that the fund would support in making coordination with stakeholders by collaborating with the local bodies. It would also assist to make sanitation campaign more effective by changing the unhealthy behavior of the people, he added.
Bhushan Tuladhar, Chief Technical Advisor of UN Habitat said that by coordinating with stakeholders, the programme would be brought that could help to achieve the national goal of providing sanitation service for all by 2017. Habitat Programme Manager of UN Habitat, Padma Sundar Joshi stressed that the role of those organisations which coordinated with the local organisations were prominent for the success of sanitation programme that was carried out with the help of fund. He urged all stakeholders to move with hand-in-hand.
Stating that the condition of sanitation is slowly developing at the countries of South Asia which have already got the political commitment and where the level of literacy is getting higher, Sanitation Specialist of UNCIEF, Namaste Lal Shrestha expressed that, “The condition of sanitation sector can be improved in Nepal through the adoption of the creative ideas and activities.”
Project Manager of Global Sanitation Fund programme, Dinesh Raj Manandhar said they had targeted to establish complete sanitation programme at 5 municipalities and 225 VDCs of five districts. He further said, “For sustainable development of sanitation sector in Nepal, the master plan should be implemented at local and national level as a whole.
With an aim of achieving the national and Millennium Development Goal on Sanitation in Nepal, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaboration Council (WSSCC) provided the fund of $5 million for the Nepal Government. Through the fund, the sanitation programme will be conducted at five development regions, five districts and five municipalities and help to provide fundamental sanitation service to Nepali people who are deprived from the service of sanitation.
Source: The Rising Nepal, April 24, 2011