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TitleRural Village Water Resources Management Project (RVWRMP) implementation guidelines : final draft
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRural Village Water Resource Management Project -Dhangadhi, NP, RVWRMP
Pagination61 p.; tab.; 9 annexes
Date Published2008-12-14
PublisherRural Village Water Resource Management Project, RVWRMP
Place PublishedKathmandu, Nepal
Keywordsnepal, nepal far-western region, nepal mid-western region, sanitation, water, water use

The government of Finland has provided financial and technical support to the water sector in Nepal since 1989. After the successful completion of three phases of Water Supply and Sanitation Support Programme in Lumbini Zone and considering the poor water and sanitation use situation of far and mid western people, comparing with other development regions, Rural Village Water Resources Management Project (RVWRMP) was formulated. It intends to cover nine districts (Darchula, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Bajura, Bajhang, Doti, Achham of far west and Dailekh and Humla of Mid western region) in joint funding of Government of Nepal, Government of Finland, respective DDCs, VDCs and Users. In addition to these nine districts arsenic mitigation and sanitation activities will be supported in Kailali district of Far- Western region. The RVWRMP covers the period from September 2006 to August 2010, the project will facilitate the DDCs and VDCs to execute the water resource activities. It includes different components of water resources as drinking water, sanitation, irrigation, micro-hydro, environmental protection and solid waste management. The project will be working in the form of ten district-based sub-projects under the District Development Committees. User Committees (UC) will implement village level schemes, based on the Water Use Master Plan (WUMP), supported by Support Organizations and the District and Village Development Committees. District Development Committees are the executing agencies of the District Projects in coordination with the sector partners. The Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR) under the Ministry of Local Development and the Project Support Unit (PSU) of the Project provide support and assistance to the districts. These Implementation Guidelines are prepared to ensure uniformity while implementing the programme activities at the district level. It follows the process and procedures underlined in the Local Self Governance Act, 2055 and corresponding Regulations, 2056. Minor changes with no financial implications may be made as needed to the Implementation Guidelines as per jointly agreed with DoLIDAR and PSU. These changes will be endorsed in the following Steering Committee meeting.

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