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Muglin-Narayangadh road section deadline extended

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CHITWAN — The deadline for the construction of Muglin-Narayangadh road section has been extended by three months.

The Department of Road on Wednesday approved the request of the construction company to extend the deadline.

According to, engineer of Narayangarh-Muglin Road Project Shiva Khana, the deadline for first section is till May 10 while the deadline for second section is May 20. Likewise, the third section has got the deadline of May 30, 2018.

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Khanal said that the construction companies were lobbying for extension of the construction deadline for another 1000 days citing they were not getting time to work for different reasons but extended only for maximum three months.

The construction company was awarded the construction work in April 2015 to complete the project in 24 months. However, the deadline was extended citing earthquake, India’s blockade and flooding for two consecutive years.

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Nepal, China sign sign power grid agreement

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BEIJING — Nepal Electricity Authority and State Grid Corporation of China have signed an agreement on feasibility study of Nepal-China Cross-border Power Grid Interconnection Project on Wednesday.

As per agreement, the two parties would conduct the feasibility study of 400kV Kerung-Rasuwagadhi-Galchhi-Ratamate transmission line.

The Chinese side will perform the lead role in the preparation of the DPR as requested by the NEA. And, a joint technical committee comprising representatives from both parties would prepare the DPR.

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It will hire a consultant to conduct the study and submit a report.

The transmission line will extend from Ratamate in Nepal to Shigatse in China. Only 80km out of the estimated 800-km transmission line lies inside the Nepali territory.

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