CHAUTARA- Construction of Miteri (friendship) bridge at Bhotekoshi river in Sindhupalchowk district has begun.
The bridge linking Nepal and China was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake as well as flood and dry landslide.
Chief District Officer, Krishna Prasad Adhikari said that the construction task has begun with financial and technical support of Chinese government.
A target has been set to complete the construction within May 2019. The eight-metre wide bridge and road would be widened to 12 metres.
Tatopani check point, which remained closed for the past three and half years, might come into operation after the construction of road and bridge.
A cabinet meeting held on June 10 had approved the proposal of Chinese government for constructing bridges at Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.