Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has implemented its first rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge system with the support of Bottlers Nepal Limited, the authorized bottler of the Coca-Cola company in Nepal, reports New Business Age.
According to a joint statement issued by Coca-Cola and Smart Pani, the project was implemented by Smart Paani Pvt. Ltd., Smart Paani provides eco-friendly and economical solutions to water issues.
The newly-established system was handed over to TUTH on February 26.
What they are saying:
- Coca-Cola said it continues to work on water efficiency, water conservation, water replenishment and integrated water resource management in its relentless approach to creating lasting positive impacts on the communities where it serves.
- Prof Dr. Deepak Prakash Mahara, director of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, said, “We are pleased to have the first Rainwater Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge System project implemented in our hospital. We are a central referral hospital and we receive a large number of patients daily. This system will definitely help us manage our resources more efficiently. We want to thank Bottlers Nepal Limited for their support and Smart Paani for implementing this project here smoothly.”
- Managing Director of Bottlers Nepal Limited, Puneet Varshney said, “In this regard, we are working towards innovative solutions and groundwater recharge through different partnerships and programs. We are pleased to have supported TUTH, one of the central health service providers, to implement their first Rainwater Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge System. We are confident this will become an exemplary project for many similar institutions.”
- Suman Shakya, managing director of Smart Paani Private Limited, shared, “We are very happy to implement these eight Rainwater Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge systems here at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital with the support of Coca-Cola. We have been working with Coca-Cola on similar projects, and it’s great to see more institutions implementing technologies that will significantly help the institute and the community at large with this integrated rainwater management project.”