The Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently awarded Nobel Systems a project to provide a state-of-the-art Asset Management System for Lekhnath Water Supply User Committee (LWSUC) in Nepal, Lekhnath.
Lekhnath, known as the Garden City of 7 Lakes, is situated in the foothills of the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, the 10th highest peak in the world. The Lekhnath water utility became fully operational in 2008 and is responsible for the water supply for seven urban wards of Pokhara Metropolitan City, Gandaki Province, Kaski.
This project aims to provide a fully populated, geographic information system (GIS) based Water Supply Asset Management System solution for LWSUC. The High-Level Technology (HLT) Fund of the ADB will be used to develop, install, and operate a pilot asset management system and to assess and eventually demonstrate its benefits.
Nobel Systems was successful through a competitive bidding process, ranking the highest amongst sixteen bidders. On August 22, 2022, the Nobel team visited LWSUC in Nepal and participated in a kickoff meeting for the project.
LWSUC managers expressed excitement about the project’s commencement.
“This system will allow LWSUC personnel to manage and monitor network performance in real-time, bridging the gap between the physical and digital worlds to deliver clean and safe water to the community,” said Mr. Murari Sharma, LWSUC Chairman.
Michael Samuel, President and CEO of Nobel Systems, said, “We are deeply grateful for ADB’s support and honored to be providing these services to LWSUC.
“The goal is to build upon the successes of the asset management system, evaluate present conditions, assess industry trends, and collaborate with other communities to encourage and promote data sharing to drive better decision-making around the delivery of safe and clean water.”
Mr. Sharma provided a traditional Nepali welcome to the Nobel Systems team and can be seen in accompanying photos garlanding Samuel on the team’s arrival.