Kathmandu, August 24 India has gifted seventeen fire tenders to Nepal to enhance the firefighting capacity of municipal areas across the country. Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Hitraj Pandey today received the fire engines from Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae amidst a function held at the National Convention Centre in Kathmandu. The fire trucks worth Rs 70.21 million were made available upon the request of Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development of Nepal. While accepting the support, Minister Pandey hoped that India would also provide technical knowledge and training for the smooth and effective operation of fire engines. One of the fire trucks will be used by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City while rest others would be provided to other municipalities. Speaking at the event, Indian Ambassador Rae said this was a goodwill gesture on part of the Indian government towards modernising fire service in Nepal.