MYAGDI — Beni-Jomsom road will be shut for eight hours from Friday to accelerate the upgrading task, said the District Administration Office (DAO).
A meeting of transport entrepreneurs, local body representatives, contractors and project officials, in coordination with the DAO, held on Tuesday evening took a decision to this effect.
As per the schedule, the road section will be shut from 7:30 to 11:30 in the morning, and 2:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon.
Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Adhikari said, “The road closure move was taken to complete the project in time.”
“The upgrading task of the 76-kilometer road was underway into various four sections for the past six months. Under the upgrading work, the road will be blacktopped,” said Indra Singh Sherchan, supervisor for the Sharma Gajurmukhi JV, one of the contractors.
Sharma United JV is working on Galeshwor-Bhurung-Tatopani road whereas Sharma Gajurmukhi JV has been contracted to reconstruct Tatopani-Kobang road section, according to a project official.Follow @gorkhapost
Vice President Pun leaves for China
KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China today on a six-day official visit.
Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa bade him farewell at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.
On the occasion, a contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the Vice President. Chiefs of Nepal-based diplomatic missions, high-ranking government officials and senior security officials were at TIA to see off Vice President Pun who will lead a Nepali delegation to the ’17th Western China International Fair’ in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
According to his private secretariat, the Vice President is scheduled to address the inaugural session of the fair on September 20 and a programme on ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ‘ to be organised by the business community on the same day.
During his stay in China, he will meet Chinese Vice Premier, Sichuan province secretary of the Communist Party of China, and other government representatives. He will also inspect Sichuan-based development programmes.
He will return home on September 24.Follow @gorkhapost