PM Deuba invites Indian PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Arun third

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, whois on a five-day official visit to India, has invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone for the construction of Arun Third Hydro Project (900 MW), stated a joint press meet organised in the Indian capital today.

The contract for the construction of the project was awarded to Indian SJVN Construction Company, and the foundation stone laying ceremony is scheduled for September.

However, the contractor has complained that the process was delayed due to difficulty seen in the use of forest land for the project construction.

However, the government has eased the process for utilising the forest areas for the purpose.