Province 3 to construct Bhimphedi-Kulekhani tunnel: CM Paudel

HETAUDA: Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel asserted that the Province Government would construct the Bhimphedi-Kulekhani Tunnel Highway.

He said although the government had signed an agreement in 2012 with Nepal Infrastructure Development Company to complete the tunnel way within four years, works have not progressed in that connection so far. So the provincial government would undertake its construction, he said.

Stating that the state government has already allocated Rs 50 million for preparing the detailed project report of the tunnel way, Chief Minister Poudel said, "The construction works would be carried out vigorously placing the project as the pride project of the province."

The provincial government has also requested the federal government to abrogate the agreement with the Company citing that the company, it seems, could not carry out the construction now although it has extended the project term till 2022.

Chief Minister Poudel said the Company has so far not even started a scratch of work on the project.