Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Rasik Mohan Chakma on Thursday visited Chawngte rural drinking water supply project at Sadarachuk, about 2 km from the council headquarters Kamalanagar, to inspect the work being commenced.
He was accompanied by engineers from public health engineering department.
The Rs 9 crore project is an outcome of the consistent effort of the present authority of CADC under the leadership of Rasik Mohan Chakma.
The water crisis in Kamalanagar town area has grown over the years due to the increase in the population.
The present capacity of the public health engineering department falls short by far to meet the daily water requirement of the residents of the town with a population of more than 15,000.
Despite many areas of the town still to be covered with water pipe connection this is the situation.
Presently, in the lean season, a household gets water once in about a month.
With the completion of the project the crisis for potable water for the residents of Kamalanagar town including Chawngte area would be a thing of the past.
It is expected to be completed by next year and will have a capacity to cater to a population of 28,152. The installation will have a capacity to produce 10,20,000 litres of water per day.
Water will be sourced from river Toijong which will involve construction of a water infiltration gallery below the river bed from which water will be pumped to the water treatment plant for purification.
The project also includes free water connection for the uncovered area Kamalanagar and Chawngte area.