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Over 90% Nepali have access to drinking water


Minister for Water Supply, Mani Chandra Thapa, has said water-related goals and targets are key foundations for quality health, poverty eradication, renewable energy, equal access to education, gender equality and human rights.

In his virtual address to the High-level Meeting on the ‘Implementation of the Water-related Goals and Targets of the 2030 Agenda’ in New York on Monday, the Minister said, ”Currently, over 90% of people of Nepal have access to drinking water, while about 99% have access to basic sanitation facilities.”

Describing water and sanitation as of paramount importance to all living beings, he said the SDG 6 was an essential enabler to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Eighty-six people including heads-of-the-states/government chiefs of six countries and ministers from 58 countries participated in the meeting.


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