Team inspects flood-hit areas

Himalayan News Service

Rautahat/Birgunj, June 14:

Indo-Nepal joint flood control team today inspected the areas in Bara and Rautahat districts which are often affected by floods in Bagmati and Lalbakaiya rivers. The six-member Indian team headed by chief technician of Indian Hydro-power Department, DK Srivastav, and a seven-member team headed by senior divisional engineer of Water-induced Calamity Control Department, Shiva Kumar Sharma, inspected the areas affected by floods in Bagmati and Lalbankaiya rivers.

Meanwhile, due to the construction of embankment on the Bagmati river, the area located near district headquarters Gaur are always flooded. Similarly, other places like Balara, Hathibal, Mainathpur, Suddama, Khairawa, Ramnagar and Bahuarwa VDCs of Sarlahi district are also affected due to floods.

India has agreed to construct a 26-km embankment on the Bagmati river in order to control floods. Meanwhile, hydro-power experts of the two countries have already started the six-phase talks with regard to protecting Nepali land by constructing embankments on Bagmati and Lalbankaiya rivers. Apart from visiting flood-affected areas like Pipara, Rajwada, Brahmpuri, the joint team also visited the embankment destroyed at Tikuliya located near the district headquarters Gaur.