Nepal | July 10, 2020

Land acqusition for proposed industrial park in final stage

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Jhapa, October 25

Land acquisition for the proposed industrial park in Damak of Jhapa has reached final stage.

The proposed site for the construction of the industrial park under the One Belt One Road project of the Chinese government is some 12 km south of the East-West highway. While some 942 bigahas of the total 2,200 bigahas of land where the park will be constructed has already come under Industrial Estate Management Limited, the process of acquiring the remaining land is in the last phase.

Earlier, a notice had been published for the first time for the land owners to get their land registered for the acquisition process in February this year. “So far we’ve received applications for the acquisition of 410 bigahas of land. Preparations are on to provide compensation to landowners after Dashain,” said sources at the IEML.

Meanwhile, the news of the construction of an industrial park here has elated the locals. “We’ve heard of the preparations to build the park. Once it is built, we will definitely be benefited from it,” said Midul Dhimal of Damak Municipality-10.

Damak Municipality said roads linking the industrial park are being black-topped and construction of necessary bridges and culverts are under way. The municipality is also facilitating the land acquisition process.

Construction of a bridge linking Damak Municipality with Kamal Rural Municipality and Gauradaha Municipality has also started. According to contractor of the bridge, Sharma Anak JV, construction work had started from the third week of March. The estimated construction cost of the bridge which will be 300 metres long  and 10.5 metres wide is around Rs 360 million.

According to Damak Municipality Ward-10 chair Bodharaj Neupane, a committee has been formed at the local level to facilitate land acquisition. “As the process of distributing compensation is about to begin, it has at least removed our doubts that the project would ever materialise,” he stated.

A team from China had conducted a field study at the proposed site of the park about nine months ago. Of the four blocks, the team had observed the first block. As per the sources with Damak Municipality, MoU has been inked for the construction of the park. Further, final preparations are said to be under way for preparing the detailed project report.The park is expected to generate employment for over one million people.

 


A version of this article appears in print on October 26, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Coronavirus pandemic affects Nepal’s sovereign credit rating process

KATHMANDU, JULY 8 The country’s sovereign rating assessment is likely to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though the government had awarded Fitch Ratings, a United States-based international credit rating agency, to study and confirm Nepal’s sovereign credit rating in December l Read More...

Man held for swindling job aspirants of hefty amount

Swindler allegedly offered ‘fake offer letters’ to victims  KATHMANDU, JULY 8 Police have arrested Bijay Pandey, 34, on charge of swindling lakhs of rupees from at least seven persons on the pretext of securing them employment at World Health Organisation’s Nepal office. Pandey, who ha Read More...

Public transportation workers stage protest in Rajbiraj

RAJBIRAJ, JULY 8 Public transportation workers working in Saptari district demonstrated demanding permits for the operation of transport service in Rajbiraj today. At the initiative of Nepal Transportation Free Labour Union Municipal committee and All Nepal Electricity Rickshaw, Auto, Temp Read More...

Mugu campus gets new buildings

KATHMANDU, JULY 8 Administrative and academic blocks of Shree Mahadev Masta Chaturdev Campus, newly built under Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Cooperation programme at a cost of Rs 35.11 million, was formally inaugurated today via video-conferencing by representatives of the Village Development Read More...

Metropolitan Traffic Police Division

Drivers’ negligence blamed for road accidents in Kathmandu valley

KATHMANDU, JULY 8 Kathmandu valley reported over 9,000 road accidents in the current fiscal year. According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, road accident cases in fiscal 2019/20 stood at 9,461 and negligence on part of the drivers was to primarily blame for most of the cases. The Numb Read More...

92pc COVID patients recover, return home in Rautahat

RAUTAHAT, JULY 8 Ninety-two percent COVID-19 patients have so far recovered and returned home in Rautahat, the district that tops the province in COVID-19 infections. As per data, 1,246 India returnees from India and abroad have so far tested positive for coronavirus in the district. “We Read More...

NCP feud ripples seen in Saptari

RAJBIRAJ, JULY 8 The intra-party feud in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) seems to have trickled to the district level in Saptari as two different factions were at odds over holding a support rally in favour of the Prime Minister and party Co-chair KP Sharma Oli. After a faction of the party l Read More...

Patient reported to have died returns home after recovery

CHITWAN, JULY 8 A person who was reported dead during treatment returned home yesterday after recovery. Relatives of the patient had vandalised the local Chitwan Medical College blaming the hospital’s sheer negligence for the death. However, Ashish BK, 18, of the Bharatpur metropolis, who Read More...