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Road widening works on Narayangadh-Muglin section to resume after Chhath




CHITWAN — Road widening works are to resume on the Narayangadh-Muglin section by stopping traffic during daytime after the Chhath festival.

Chief of the Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Chandra Narayan Yadav said traffic would be stopped and road widening works started again after the Chhath festival is over and there is less traffic.

He said discussions are on with the District Administration to halt vehicular traffic on this section of the road during the day from November 1.

According to him, although the construction company has requested for halting traffic for eight hours daily, they were preparing to resume the road widening works by stopping vehicular movement for up to six hours a day.

“Now we will expedite the works by stopping traffic in the daytime after holding discussions with the local administration,” Yadav said.

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Before this, the works were being carried out by stopping traffic for eight hours daily prior to the start of the monsoon. However, the vehicles were allowed with the start of the monsoon and the festivals.

It is said that about 800 meters of the roadside needs to be dug out at various points of the road section for the road widening works, and this demands that the traffic be halted.

The contractor company has until February 20, 2018, to complete its works. But it is likely that the deadline would be extended by one more month as the company could not continue its works during the last monsoon. The company has been urged to complete the entire works within coming April.

It would be three years in coming April since the road widening works were started. The deadline was two years and if extended it would be of three years.

Only 57 percent of the entire works have been completed so far, according to Project Chief Yadav.

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China supports to reconstruct Tatopati border point





KATHMANDU — The Chinese government has agreed to extend the assistance to Nepal for the projects on post-disaster recovery for Tatopani border point, the hospital recovery in Sindhupalchowk and reconstruction of Jiri Secondary School.

An agreement to this was signed and exchanged at the Ministry of Finance today, said a press statement issued by the Ministry.

Chinese government has pledged to provide Rs 48 billion grants for it.

Finance Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong signed the agreements on behalf of the government of Nepal and the Chinese government respectively.

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For the resumption of the Tatopati border point, the budget would be used for renovation of building and establishment of protection measures, so that trade clearance capabilities would be improved.

Similarly, under hospital recovery project, a middle sized hospital equipped with necessary facilities having 39 beds would be constructed in Sindhupalchowk.

School reconstruction is aimed at recovering and improving school facilities and functions.

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