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- Rainwater harvesting a boon to Lalitpur folk
- Community gets its own supply of water
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- 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
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- World Habitat Day to be observed on Monday
- Squatters to be consulted to resolve their problem
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- Construction of temporary shelters gaining momentum
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- Japan and UN-Habitat to provide shelter support in Nepal before and during monsoon
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- UN-Habitat ready to support Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery in Nepal
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- 'Rebuilding the hearts of people'
- Shelter project team set off for field mission
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- Community Information Center formally opened
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- “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
Strong steps towards total sanitation in Nepal as officials declare Sunsari and Nuwakot districts free of open defecationPosted 29 July, 12:32 pm
- Sunsari District’s open defecation free (ODF) declaration, the construction of 144,347 toilets and the promotion of hand-washing practices will not only greatly impact safety and dignity, but also have positive economic effects in the country.
- Nuwakot District, being one of the most affected areas during the 2015 earthquake, is the 58th district out of 77 in the country to be declared 100% ODF.
- Honourable Ministers, Members of Parliament and other key officials and local communities took part of the official ceremonies.
- WSSCC has supported behavioural changes in communities for hand-washing, sustainable use of toilets, adoption of proper hygiene behaviours and strengthening district level monitoring and knowledge management towards total sanitation
July has been a month of important achievements for the sanitation sector in Nepal. On 3 July 2018, with the presence of Ms. Ramkumari Chaudhary, State Minister of the Agriculture, Land Reform and Cooperative Ministry, Sunsari District was declared open defecation free (ODF).
On 12 July 2018, Nuwakot district gained the same status. The declaration programme was chaired by the District Coordination Committee (DCC) Chairperson, Mr. Santaman Tamang and the Honourable Member of Parliament, Mr. Bahadur Singh Lama as the chief guest of the ceremony. A welcome speech from the Deputy Chairperson of District WASH Coordination Committee (D-WASH-CC), Ms. Apsara Thapa, opened the event followed by the highlights of the process achieved reported by Mr Mohan Lal Jaisi, a D-WASH-CC Member Secretary.
During the ceremonies, hygiene and sanitation awareness songs, cultural dances and traditional folk music were presented. Festivities revolved around dancing to the tune of sanitation and hygiene.
Ms. Sudha Shrestha, Acting Chief Technical Advisor and GSF Programme Manager at the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat), shared her joy, noting how “despite our greatest challenge of social acceptance and continued open defecation, the local government’s leadership alongside our development partners and communities’ ownership is what paved the way to its success.”