The much-awaited mega drinking water project is considered to be the most viable long-term alternative to ease the chronic water shortage that exists within Kathmandu Valley. After a halt of over a year after the Italian contractor abandoned the project, Sinhydro, a Chinese construction firm, was awarded the contract to complete the remaining works by mid-July 2020. The Chinese firm has reportedly assured the government to complete the project before the deadline. If the Chinese firm follows through its commitment, the government will be able to supply over 170 million liters drinking water daily to households in Kathmandu.