HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A visiting Indian delegation has expressed satisfaction over progress made in a road project funded by India.
The delegation, in Kathmandu to take part in the Fourth Meeting of the Project Steering Committee on Tarai Roads, had, along with Nepali officials, visited Birgunj yesterday to take stock of the construction work, the Indian Embassy said in a statement.
“The team expressed satisfaction over progress made on the construction work and directed contractors to expedite the pace of work to completed the project on time,” said the embassy.
The Indian delegation was led by Akhilesh Mishra, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs of India.
The Nepali side was led by Ramesh Raj Bista, Joint Secretary at Ministry of Physical Planning and Works.
“India is assisting in the construction of 1,400 km of road in the Tarai. The project is being implemented in two phases. Phase-I of the project covers the development of 19 link/postal roads equalling 605 km in the Tarai area of Nepal,” said the statement.
Meanwhile, the steering committee meet, participated by officials from both India and Nepal discussed the implementation of the Tarai Roads project in detail.
Discussions were also held on construction of Phase-II of the Tarai Roads Project for which the list of roads is being finalised.