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July 15, 2013

Film on Nagarkot VDC ODF declaration held on 5 July 13

Filed under: Advocacy,Campaigns,Open defecation free,Sanitation — nepalwash @ 12:22 pm

Click here to watch  a film on Nagarkot VDC ODF declaration held on 5 July 13

Nagarkot Village Development Committee (VDC) is declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) VDC at Nagarkot in Bhaktapur District on 5 July 2013. The declaration was made by Mr Hem Natha Duwadi, Central Development Officer in Bhaktapur District among hundreds of local resident, government official, WASH sector stakeholder, development partner, people’s representative, media and student. Nagarkot is sixth VDC out of 16 VDCs that declared ODF in the district. Yet 37% of the VDCs in Bhaktapur have to declare ODF. This declaration is one of the stepping stone to declare Bhaktapur as an ODF district. This declaration is taken as motivating factor for the remaining ten VDCs and the Bhaktapur District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committee itself in expediting their actions towards declaration of the district ODF. Two hundred and forty-nine additional toilets were constructed within four months period that was instrumental declaring the Nagarkot VDC as ODF. There are 825 household in the VDC and rest others have toilets already. Total population of the VDC is 4429 (female 2254, male 2275). Three public latrines were also constructed in Home stay area, Tourism Development Board and Health Post with in the VDC. So as all the school within the VDC also have access to latrine. VDC is planning to construct an additional latrine at Bus Park. WaterAid – HSBC Water Programme supported for awareness campaign and implemented by Village Water and Sanitation Coordination Committee together with our NGO partner Environment and Public Health Organisation (ENPHO) for ODF declaration process.

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