Nepal | July 12, 2020

‘Highway from Delhi to Nepal-China border to pass through Saptari’

Himalayan News Service
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Rajbiraj, July 3

Deputy Prime Minister and health and population minister Upendra Yadav of the federal government has said the government has thought of developing a national highway linking Delhi of India to the Nepal-China border in the north through Saptari.

Inaugurating the office of Infrastructure Preparation Development Committee of the proposed Ram Raja Prasad Singh Academy of Health Sciences in Saptari district headquarters Rajbiraj today, the minister said the government was marching on the path of development and prosperity.

“We have a vision of developing a highway that will link Delhi to the Nepal-China border in the north through Saptari. Once the highway is complete, it will  surely change the face of Saptari district,” he said.

Further, the minister, who is also chairperson of Socialist Party Nepal, called all political stakeholders in the country to set aside their partisan interests and unite for development and prosperity of the country.

The minister also expressed concern about the increasing rate of youths taking up bad habits. “The youths are considered pillars of the country, but as they are taking up drug abuse and other bad habits, it’s sure to affect the country’s future,” he said.

The proposed Ramraja Prasad Singh Institute of Health and Sciences is expected to cost around 9 billion rupees. “As per our projection, the project’s DPR will be finished by the end of the current fiscal, after which the project will be officially launched,” Yadav said,

A meeting of the Council of Ministers in January this year had decided to set up the institute in Saptari.

For the facility, Rajbiraj Municipality has provided 62 bigha land in Biraul Chowk in Ward 10.

A version of this article appears in print on July 04, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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